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Rams Recap: Kennedy Reaches Milestone

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Colbey Kennedy eclipses 1,000 digs. (courtesy of gosuffolkrams.com)

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team fell to the Rivier University Raiders, 0-3, in GNAC action on Tuesday, October 8th. Senior Tori Brillaud (North Andover, MA) led the Rams with 7 kills and 8 digs, as senior Colbey Kennedy (Old Lyme, CT) recorded a team high 14 digs.

On Thursday, October 10th Colbey Kennedy became the first player in Suffolk University Volleyball program history to record 1,000 career digs. Kennedy registered 19 digs as the Rams team defeated the University of St. Joseph, 3-2, in GNAC action. Kennedy and freshman Savannah Carpenter (Weston, CT) each had a pair of service aces as Suffolk combined for eight total in the five-match contest. The Rams also had 14 blocks on the evening as a team.

The Rams split two GNAC tri-matches during Columbus Day weekend. Suffolk shutout Anna Maria College 3-0, but fell to Emmanuel College, 0-3, at home on Saturday afternoon. On Monday, the team dropped their opener, 2-3, to the host Johnson & Wales University Wildcats after rallying from down two sets before sweeping the Mount Ida College Mustangs, 3-0. Carpenter recorded 18 kills in Monday’s meetings, while Kennedy collected 24 digs.

Record: 3-3 for the week; 12-12 for the season

Standings: 7th in GNAC (3-5)

Next game: host Gordon College on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00pm

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team fell to the Norwich University Cadets, 1-3, in GNAC action on Saturday evening. Senior Djibril Niang (Dakar, Senegal) scored Suffolk’s lone goal just fifty-five seconds into the contest, his second of the year.

Two nights later the Rams rebounded from their loss and score four unanswered goals to snap a three game skid, defeating the Albertus Magnus College Falcons, 4-2, in GNAC action. Seniors Andres Cohen (Caracas, Venezuela) and Tyler Parmelee (Colchester, CT) each recorded a pair of goals in the victory. Junior goalkeeper Nicholas Chamma (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) made eight saves to preserve the win for the Rams.

Record: 1-1 for the week; 4-9 for the season

Standings: 7th in GNAC (2-4)

Next game: host Mount Ida College on Friday, October 18th at 4:00pm

Women’s Soccer

Senior Taylor Miranda (Smithtown, NY) notched her fourth career hat trick to lead the women’s soccer team to a 5-0 victory over the Norwich University Cadets in GNAC action on Saturday. Senior Gabrielle Balestrier (Mohnton, PA) and sophomore Alicia Villet (Peabody, MA) would also convert on setups by Miranda to round out the Rams’ shutout victory. Junior goalkeeper Melissa Brouillette (Shelton, CT) made just two saves in goal as the Rams controlled much of the offensive pace of the game, holding a 22-3 edge in shots during the contest.

However, the Rams’ victory was short-lived, as they were shutout, 0-6, by the Albertus Magnus College Falcons in GNAC action on Monday afternoon. Sophomore Nicole Hunt (Weymouth, MA) recorded five shots for the Rams who could not find the back of the net. Brouillette made eight saves in the loss.

Record: 1-1 for the week; 5-8 for the season

Standings: 6th in GNAC (5-3)

Next game: host Lasell College on Thursday, October 17th at 4:00pm

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team rebounded from a tough 0-9-shutout loss from the Simmons College Sharks on Wednesday, October 9th by sweeping the competition in GNAC action over the holiday weekend. The Rams topped Mount Ida College on Saturday afternoon, blanking the Mustangs by a 9-0 margin, before travelling to Albertus Magnus College to take an 8-1 victory over the Falcons.

Nine different players earned singles victories over the weekend. Sophomore Rebecca Eshoo (Farmington, CT) continued her dominant season, as she was one of three Suffolk players to pick up wins in individual contests on both days. Senior Melissa Chermely (Walpole, MA) and freshman Lindsay Reese (Saco, ME) joined Eshoo with multiple victories in each of Suffolk’s contests. Freshman Aidiana Sagyndykova (Almaty, Kazakhstan) won her top singles match (6-1, 6-1) on Saturday, while senior Adrianna Garrett (Plymouth, MA) won the top match (6-4, 6-1) on Monday.

Record: 2-1 for the week; 3-7 on the season

Standings: 3rd in GNAC (3-2)

Next game: host Emerson College on Friday, October 18th at 6:00pm

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