Suffolk Volleyball Falls to Lasell
Published: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012 17:09
The Suffolk Rams Volleyball team fell to an 8-9 record, (2-3 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference), following two losses Saturday at Regan Gymnasium.
Suffolk played Saint Joseph’s of Maine and Lasell College during the double header.
Trying to rebound from the first loss of the night, Suffolk played Lasell in the second match.
In the first game of the match, Lasell started strong, with the Rams making it interesting near the middle. It was a close game until the end, but the streaky Lasers topped the Rams 25-17.
With a one game deficit, the Rams looked to turn things around in the second game. The Rams started with two multi-point runs, but the Lasers climbed back to tie the game at 12. It was close in the middle, with the Lasers holding a slight lead throughout. With a 19-16 lead over the Rams, the Lasers went on a streak to expand their lead to 22-16. The Rams could not fully recover, with Lasell closing out the second game 25-18.
Facing a two game deficit, the Rams desperately needed to win the third game to avert a sweep in the best of five series. Unfortunately for the Rams, Lasell started strong and did not look back. After a 1-0 Suffolk lead, Lasell went on a six point streak to extend their lead to 6-1. The streak could have ended at three, but a discrepancy between the referee and the line judge allowed for Lasell’s streak to continue. The Rams scrambled to regain the lead, and almost did with a four point streak of their own. Down 7-13, the Rams were able to get as close as 11-13. The Rams couldn’t get much more than that, as Lasell won the game 25-14. Lasell won the match three games to none.
Noel Moran, head coach of the Rams shared her thoughts after the loss, “It was rough, like we had our lunch money stolen from us. Today was a rough day.”
There is a bright side, however, as Moran also said, “October will be ten times better for us. September is usually the month where we work the kinks, get everyone used to playing together. We are definitely ready for October. This team has really turned around from the first day.”
Tori Brillaud of the Rams also shared her thoughts, “The other teams were scrappy. We had to react faster than normal. My teammates played well, and I am proud for them.”
The Rams are back in action on Wednesday at 7:00. They’ll play at Emmanuel in a GNAC conference match.