RAIDERS TAKE TWO AT HOME; Kolek Reaches Milestone

9/26/2009

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Nashua, NH - Rivier College (7-8 overall; 1-1 GNAC) swept both Rhode Island College and Salem State College at The Muldoon on Saturday.  The two wins helped Coach Kolek reach a major milestone of 201 victories with the Raiders.

In the first match against RIC the Raiders offense was running full tilt with a .372 hitting percentage.  Junior Danielle Jacques was solid with a team high 10 kills on 23 attempts with just 1 error for a .391 hitting percentage.  Freshman Kenna Finlayson pounded out 7 kills and also lit up the Anchormen for 8 ace serves.  Setter/hitter Lauren Saccoccio played great all the way around with 18 assists, 7 kills, 4 digs, and 1 block.  Setter Caitie Callahan dished out 13 assists and scooped up 6 digs while back row specialists Emileigh Cenedella and Danielle Stoodley combined for 23 digs. 

Against Salem State it was the Raider first year players who made a difference.  Outside hitter Kenna Finlayson pounded out a team high 11 kills and 4 ace serves to lead the attack.  First year setter Christi Pratte dished out 18 assists while rookie outside hitters Courtney Roberts-Cookson and Meghan Farrell passed well and tallied 7 digs and 4 kills respectively.  Sophomore Kate-Lyn Breault put down 5 kills on 10 attempts with just 1 error for a .400 hitting percentage while senior Becky Gautreau showed good leadership with 6 digs. 

Rivier College    3    25  25  25
RIC                   0    20  18   8

Rivier College    3    25  25  25
SSC                   0    17  17  20

Rivier will continue their home stretch with a 7:00pm match on Tuesday 9/29 against Gordon College. 

 

Article courtesy of Rivier Athletics

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