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Lady Knights Volleyball falls to Massasoit


Alexis Baffoni

Alexis Baffoni

Warwick, R.I. – September 10, 2019: the CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team hosted the Warriors of Massasoit Community College from Brockton, MA for a Region XXI interleague match Monday evening. The Lady Knights lost a hard fought five set match 3-2. With the loss CCRI falls to 1-3 on the season and 0-1 in Region XXI play.

CCRI- 2 Massasoit- 0 (25-18, 18-25, 10-25, 25-21 & 13-15)

The Lady Knights came out of the gates well winning the first set 25-18. The Warriors were able to make some adjustments in the second set to reverse their fortunes and take the second game 25-18. The wheels started to come off a bit for the Lady Knights in the third game as Massasoit cruised to a 25-10 victory. CCRI refocused their efforts in the fourth set and were able to right the ship and win by the narrow margin of 25-21 to set up the fifth set tie-breaker. In the fifth set both teams played very closely as the Lady Knights tried to defend their home court. Unfortunately for the CCRI the Warriors would slip away with the 15-13 fifth set and match victory.

Leading the way for the Lady Knights was freshman Alexis Baffoni (Coventry, RI) who was tied for the team-high with eight Kills and three Service Aces for 11 total points while adding eight Digs. Also having a very good match was freshman Sydney Trudeau (Cumberland, RI) who also had eight Kills with an ACE for nine points with six Digs. Captain Manuela Restrepo (Central Falls, RI) added five Kills and two Aces with five Digs. Setter Joanna Wong (Cranston, RI) helped by running the Lady Knights offense by providing 20 Assists with two Digs.

The next matches for the Lady Knights will be Thursday the 12th when they travel to Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, MA to play the Bulldogs in another Region XXI interleague match at 6pm.

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