MILTON, Mass- The Framingham State women's volleyball team captured a 3-0 victory at Curry College on Thursday in non-conference action at the Katz Gymnasium. With the win, Framingham improves to 19-10 on the season. Curry drops to 10-13 on the season. Prior to the game, the team honored the program's three seniors: Alyssa Keeney (Coventry, Conn.) , Nicole Grambley (North Attleboro, Mass.) and Makayla Hughes (Franklin, N.H.) in their final home game.
Alycia Rackliffe posted a match-high 21 kills to pace the Rams , who won by set scores of 25-17, 26-24 and 25-13. MacKenzie Whalen handed out 28 assists to go with 11 digs while Sarah Leonard chipped in with 14 digs of her own. Framingham State registered a hitting percentage of .214 and produced a total of 41 kills.
In the opening set, Framingham State jumped out to an early 12-7 lead. They eventually built their lead to 23-15 following a 5-0 run. With the Rams leading by eight the Colonels would win two more points and then Framingham State closed out the set by a final of 25-17 on an attack error by Stafford.
The second set featured a closer battle between the teams. The teams traded the first 11 points of the set before either team could build a lead. The Rams would go up by three at 14-11 and eventually grow their lead to 20-15.
But Curry would fight back, pulling the set to within one at 21-20. Framingham State eventually took the second set, 26-24.
The Rams raced out to to earn a 10-5 advantage in the third set. Framingham State to stretch the lead to 15-8 and then closed out the set with a score 25-13 to take the set and match.
Curry will now wait to see who their opponent will be in the upcoming CCC Tournament in a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, November 1st. Framingham State will next play a tri-match at Worcester State on Saturday against Worcester State and Rhode Island College.