(Nashua, N.H.) The Newbury Nighthawks Women's Volleyball team fell to the Rivier Raiders in straight sets on Tuesday evening. The win improves the Raiders' overall record to 6-3 while the Nighthawks fall to 1-8 on the season.
Rivier was victorious by set scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-10.
Emma Soucy finished with a .800 hitting percentage while classmates Jillian Rabasco (Nashua, N.H.) & Brynn Coleman (Dover, N.H.) finished with a .375 hitting on four kills apiece. Freshman Katherine Antczak (Salem, Mass.) guided the offensive attack with 26 assists while Taylor White and Julianna Byington (Bedford, Mass.) paced the back line defensive effort with six digs each. Rabasco also had seven service aces.
For the Nighthawks, freshman Stephanie Rheaume (Hampton, N.H.) was the kill leader with six and senior Julia Leggett (Longview, Wash.) added four of her own in the loss. Senior Marlen Reynoso (Springdale, Ark.) dished out ten assists and sophomore Mikayla Hicks (Cedar Hills, Texas) tied with Leggett as they each had six digs.
Next up for the Raiders will be a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest with Lasell College on Saturday morning (11am) as they host a tri-match along with Rhode Island College. Newbury will be back in action on Thursday evening as they host Wentworth Institute of Technology at 7pm.
Short Box Score (Match)
Newbury College vs Rivier University (Sep 12, 2017 at Nashua, N.H.)
Rivier University def. Newbury College 25-19,25-13,25-10
Newbury College (1-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Stephanie Rheaume 6-1-0;
Totals 12-7-0.0. (Assists) - Marlen Reynoso 10. (Dig leaders) -
Rivier University (6-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Emma Soucy 8-0-0;
Allison Zagami 5-1-0; Jillian Rabasco 4-7-0; Brynn Coleman 4-0-0; Erin
Rosa 3-2-0; Taylor White 3-4-0; Sunny Foglia 1-1-0; Joy Maswoswe
1-2-0; Katherine Antczak 0-4-0; Julianna Byington 0-3-0; Totals
29-24-0.0. (Assists) - Katherine Antczak 26. (Dig leaders) - Julianna
Byington 6; Taylor White 6
Site: Nashua, N.H. (Muldoon Gymnasium)
Date: Sep 12, 2017 Attend: 40 Time: 1:03