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Volleyball defeats Husson on Senior Night

Updated: Nov 5, 2023


Dylan Pichnarcik / THE GATEPOST

By Adam Levine

Sports Editor


The Framingham State Rams beat the Husson University Eagles in three straight sets during their final home regular season matchup Nov. 1.


With just one regular season game remaining, Framingham now holds an overall record of 17-10 and a MASCAC record of 3-3. The Rams rank fourth among the eight teams in the MASCAC.


Framingham’s Anna Szymanski led the game with 12 kills and 43 total attack attempts.


Szymanski earned MASCAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 30. She recorded a season-high 18 kills during the Rams’ 3-2 loss to Regis Oct. 28.


Szymanski said, “I wouldn't be able to do without my team.


“Without a pass and a set, I’m really nothing.


“I owe it all to them and it wouldn't be possible without them,” she added.


The Rams started strong in the first set, taking a quick 5-1 lead.


Husson tied the set 5-5 and continued to match Framingham’s pace.


The Eagles gained a 21-20 lead over the Rams, which was their only lead of the entire game.


Framingham scored four consecutive points and eventually finished the set 25-23.


The second set was just as easy as the first.


The Rams took a 7-1 lead and continued to dominate the Eagles.


They finished the set with a 25-19 win.


Although the Eagles only lost the third set 25-19, it was the most lopsided of the three sets.


Framingham held a 9-point lead at 12-3, which was the largest lead during all three sets.


The Rams closed out the game with a clean sweep of three sets.


The Rams honored one of the captains, senior Hailey Sanders, during their Senior Night.


Sanders said she “loved” being honored and having a strong fan section to cheer her on.


She said, “I love the energy. I love the support.


“It really helped us, I think, tonight, too,” Sanders added.


Head Coach Richard Casali said the team hasn’t progressed as quickly as he had hoped due to injuries and a young roster.


Despite these factors, Casali said he is still “really pleased” with how the younger players have progressed and where the team stands in the MASCAC.


“I still think we can win this thing if everything falls into place,” he said.


Framingham travels to Salem for a MASCAC matchup and their final regular season game Nov. 4.




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