FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Lesley University women's volleyball team claimed the first set of the night but host Framingham State University rallied to sweep the next three to earn a 3-1 (22-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-12) victory over the Lynx in a non-conference bout this evening. With the win, the Rams improve to 15-4 on the year, while the Lynx fall to 8-7 with the loss.
The Lynx were led by eight kills on 25 attempts from sophomore Kaylee Deluga (Dennis, Mass.) while senior Danielle McDonald (Lilitz, Penn.) led the defensive effort with a match-best 18 digs. Fellow senior Emily Marden (Fremont, Calif.) chipped in with 23 assists and two aces. Senior Anthea Rathjens (Sudbury, Mass.) and sophomores Sarah Hollis (Hudson, Mass.) and Ciara Bruning (Centerville, Mass.) all recorded six kills for the visitors.
Rams senior Annie DeLoid (Plymouth, Mass.) paced the hosts with seven kills, seven total blocks, and a pair of service aces. Junior Alycia Rackliffe (Feeding Hills, Mass.) recorded a match-high 19 kills on 29 attempts with three error for .522 hitting percentage in the game and also assisted on four blocks while senior Danielle Girard (Tivoli, N.Y.) had a solid all-around game for the Rams with nine kills, three aces and a team-best 14 digs. Sophomore Sarah Leonard (Southborough, Mass.) recoded 30 assists and nine digs and junior Julia Wan (South Deerfield, Mass.) added eight kills, four aces and six digs.
Trailing 17-14 in the opening set, the Lynx rattled off 11-4 run to close the set and secure the game one victory, but the Rams took control in the second opening up a 16-8 lead and never looked back.
Lesley will return to New England Collegiate Conference play on Saturday when they host Bay Path University at 1:00p. The Rams will also return to the court on Saturday as they travel to Standish, Maine for a non-conference tri-match at St. Joseph's College.
Release courtesy Framingham State University Sports Information