By Matt Ferris
Framingham traveled to UMass. Dartmouth on Sept. 30 for a nonconference match against the Corsairs.
The Rams came out sluggish in the first set, dropping seven of the first nine points. Framingham rallied in the set, eventually tying things up at 15. The Corsairs closed out the first hot, with a 10-6 run to take the set 25-21.
Framingham ended the set with 14 kills compared to eight errors, while UMass. Dartmouth had 16 kills to only one error.
The second set started with both teams trading points back and forth. With the score tied at eight, Framingham started to pull away from the Corsairs after a 7-2 run. But the Corsairs clawed their way back into the set, tying things up at 20. The Rams finished the set strong and took the second 25-22.
The Rams ended the set with 11 kills. They also committed 10 errors. UMass. Dartmouth had 10 kills in the set with six errors.
Both teams battled in the third set. With the score tied at 19, Framingham surged late scoring six of the last eight points to take the set 25-21, and go up two sets to one in the match.
The Rams tallied nine kills in the set and committed six errors.
Looking to close out the match, Framingham jumped out to a quick 11-5 lead in the fourth set. But with their backs against the walls, the Corsairs battled their way back into the set, winning six of the next eight points.
The Rams survived the late push from the Corsairs, winning the fourth and final set 25-18 and winning the match 3-1. Framingham had 11 kills in the set to only three errors.
Framingham was led by Brandey Rodriguez and Abbie Badgett, who each had 11 kills. Victoria Anderson led the Rams with 23 digs in the match. Deirdre Fay finished just behind her with 14 digs.
The win moves the Rams to 6-10 on the season, they are 2-1 in the conference.
Framingham played game two of the doubleheader against the University of New England.
The Nor’Easters jumped out to a quick start in the first set and never looked back. They won 13 of the first 17 points and eventually won the set 25-10.
Framingham had more errors than kills in the first set, with six kills to eight errors.
The Rams held their own in the beginning of the second set, splitting the @rst 14 points with the Nor’Easters. The University of New England would eventually pull away, ending the set on an 18-8 run to take the second 25-15 and go up two sets to none.
Framingham had seven kills in the set and committed seven errors.
The third set started with both teams trading points. With the score tied at 10, the Nor’Easters started to separate themselves from the Rams. Ending on a 15-8 run, the Nor’Easters closed out the Rams, taking the third 25-18 and the match 3-0.
Framingham had seven kills in the final set and committed seven errors.
Rodriguez led the Rams again in kills. She tallied a team-high six kills. Michaela Cronin finished just behind her with @ve kills. Fay led the Rams in digs with 11. Anderson contributed eight digs for the Rams.
The loss drops the Rams to 6-11 on the season.