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Lady Knights Volleyball Beats Northern Essex 3-1!


Sydney Trudeau

Sydney Trudeau

Warwick, R.I. – September 25, 2019: The CCRI Lady Knights volleyball team traveled to Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Haverhill, MA for a Region XXI interleague match Tuesday evening. The Lady Knights defeated the Blue Knights of Northern Essex 3-1. With the victory CCRI improves to 9-5 on the season and 5-2 in Region XXI play.

CCRI defeats NECC 3-1: 25-16, 16-25, 25-18 & 25-21

The Lady Knights of CCRI were facing the Blue Knights of Northern Essex CC for the third time this season and had already beaten them twice but in sports it is always tough to defeat a team three times in a row. CCRI was ready for another intense match-up and started the match by winning the first set 25-16. Northern Essex made some adjustments and were able to take down CCRI in the second set by that same score 25-16 making the match 1-1. Lady Knights’ Head Coach Pat Chin made some adjustments of his own for CCRI and the Lady Knights were able to sweep the next two sets 25-18 and 25-21 to win the match by the final count of 3-1.

Leading the way for CCRI was freshman Alexis Baffoni (Coventry, RI) who was tied for the team lead with 10 Kills while adding seven Digs, an ACE and a Solo block. Also having an excellent match was freshman Sydney Trudeau (Cumberland, RI) who also had 10 Kills with four Digs and an Ace. Also helping The Lady Knights was freshman Gabriella Blumenstock (Warwick, RI) with 29 assists, five Aces and a Kill. Sophomore Captain Manuela Restrepo (Central Falls, RI) added four Kills, two Aces and three Digs.

The next match for the Lady Knights will be Monday October 1st when they will travel to play the Warriors of Massasoit Community College for a match beginning at 5:30pm.

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