Volleyball Takes Two Five Setters, Remains Undefeated After Day One Of Granite State Challenge

Volleyball Takes Two Five Setters, Remains Undefeated After Day One Of Granite State Challenge

KEENE, N.H.--The Keene State College volleyball team recorded its first victory over Rivier University in four years, then beat Colby-Sawyer College to extend its school record undefeated start to the season with a pair of wins at Foley Gym on the first day of the Granite State Challenge at Plymouth State University.

Records

  • Keene State: 6-0
  • Rivier: 3-3
  • Colby-Sawyer: 1-4

How it Happened - Rivier

Keene State got 24 kills from Rachel Lamica, matching that total for the second match in a row for a 3-2 (26-24, 21-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-13) win over the Raiders.  Lamica added 14 digs, two service aces, and a block assist while hitting .275.  KSC also got eight kills from Olivia Mathieu, seven each from Katie Cunningham and Jennifer Severino, and six from Niamh Dodd.   Bailey Wilson had six kills and 41 assists while adding nine digs and three aces.

Riley Bunker led the way with 19 digs, and was joined in double-figures by Kait West, who had 14, and Mathieu, who had 11.  The Owls had not beaten Rivier since the 2013 season.

How it Happened - Colby-Sawyer

The Owls took the first two sets, then let the Chargers take two back before sealing the win with a fifth set victory.  The six consecutive wins are the most since a nine game win streak in the 2015 season.

Complete stats for the Colby-Sawyer match were not immediately available.

Up Next
Keene State returns to Spaulding Gym to host the second day of the challenge, facing New England College at noon and Plymouth State at 4 p.m.  Other matches at the Challenge include Colby-Sawyer vs. New England College (2 pm), Rivier vs. Plymouth State (2 pm), and Colby-Sawyer vs. Rivier (4 pm).  Matches will take place in both Spaulding Gym and the KSC Rec Center courts.