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Lady Knights Volleyball Season Ends in District Tournament


Gabriella Blumenstock

Gabriella Blumenstock

Warwick, R.I. – November 12, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to The County College of Morris to compete in the NJCAA Division II Northeast District Tournament. The Lady Knights faced the Titans of the County College of Morris and the Saints of Mercyhurst North East in pool play on Saturday with the opportunity to advance to the Semifinal and Championship on Sunday. The Lady Knights lost to the Titans 13-25, 19-25 & 13-25 then fell to the Saints of Mercyhurst North East 13-25, 18-25 and 11-25. With the two losses the Lady Knights season ends with an impressive 13-8 overall record. The Tournament was won by the Saints of Mercyhurst North East.

CCRI loses the CC of Morris 0-3: 13-25, 19-25 & 13-25

It was a tough day for the Lady Knights as they fell in three straight sets against two very good teams from the Northeast District. Though CCRI did not win a set they still fought hard and gave their best effort and left it all on the court.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was Gabriella Blumenstock (Warwick, RI) with five Kills and six Digs. Sydney Trudeau (Cumberland, RI) also had a good match with three Kills and five Digs. Also playing well was Christa Fitzsimmons (Warwick, RI) with three Kills, and two Digs. Setter Joanna Wong (Cranston, RI) added 12 Assists while orchestrating the Lady Knights’ offense.

CCRI loses to Mercyhurst North East 0-3: 13-25, 18-25 & 11-25

After falling to CC Morris things did not get any easier for their Lady Knights as their next match would see them face the Saints of Mercyhurst, the eventual District Champions. Once again CCRI fell in straight sets but the score does not reflect the effort they put forth on the court.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights versus the Saints was Sydney Trudeau with five Kills, an Ace an Assist, a Solo Block and seven Digs. Also having a very good match was Gabriella Blumenstock with four Kills, and 12 Digs. Christa Fitzsimmons added four Kills and nine Digs. Joanna Wong had 15 Assists, two Kills and Dig and a Kill. Yelianni Soto Reyes (Providence, RI) had a Kill and a Solo Block while Mia Shola (North Kingstown, RI) contributed with eight Digs.

Though the season did not end the way the Lady Knights had hoped they still showed their best on the biggest stage and played very hard and together as a team.

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