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Framingham State Blanks Women's Volleyball, 3-0

Framingham State Blanks Women's Volleyball, 3-0

THE BASICS
Score:
Framingham State 3, Dean College 0 (25-8, 25-23, 25-22)
Records:
Framingham State (2-4), Dean College (0-6)
Location: Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date:
September 12, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Framingham State sophomore Brandee Thomas hammered down a match-best 18 kills and the visiting Rams powered past Dean College 3-0, in non-league women's volleyball action on Thursday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Rams opened the match with a dominant performance in the opening set, recording 17 kills and just one attack error on their way to a 25-8 triumph.

Dean woke up in the second set and pushed Framingham State and were in front 16-14 until the Rams went on a run and took a 19-16 lead. The Bulldogs tied the frame at 19-19 and 20-20 but the Rams took control and got a set-sealing kill from Thomas to take a 25-22 win.

It looked as if Dean might take the third set as they held the lead for most of the set and were in front 22-18 when Framingham State went on a spurt courtesy of a few Dean miscues and when Hailey Sanders delivered a kill of her own, the set was tied 23-23. The Rams then ended match courtesy of two Bulldog ball-handling errors, 25-23.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
In addition to Thomas' standout offensive showing, FSU got a match-high 30 digs from Alyssa Cafarelli. Dean was paced by Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Alta Vega, Puerto Rico), who finished with nine kills and 12 digs and Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.) who doled out 16 assists and corralled 12 digs.

UP NEXT:
Dean is back in action on Saturday when they host Fitchburg State for a 12:00 PM start.