By Jose Carrasquillo
On Oct. 5, Framingham traveled to Mount Holyoke for a nonconference matchup against the Lyons.
The Rams and the Lyons began by trading points back-and-forth, with neither side gaining an advantage until Framingham took a 13-9 lead.
Due to multiple errors from Framingham, Mount Holyoke used an offensive outburst with 13 kills to only five errors in the set and rallied to a 25-23 set win.
Framingham began the second set as strongly as they began the first with a 7-2 run to open. The Lyons quickly responded with five straight points to even out the set at 7-7. Each side continued to trade points until Mount Holyoke went on an 18-4 run to end the set. Mount Holyoke used the Rams eight errors to win the second set.
The third set was hotly contested as each side failed to gain a significant lead over the other. The Lyons broke the tie at 6-6 with four unanswered points, but the Rams made a run of their own to tie the set back at 14.
Following the tie, it was all Mount Holyoke as they finished the set with an 11-5 run with a final score 25-19.
Kelly Brinkman led the way for Framingham with seven kills and 8.5 points.