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Volleyball wins big against Fitchburg

By Matt Ferris

Framingham State hosted Fitchburg State in a MASCAC match on Sept. 22.

The Rams came into this one 1-0 in the MASCAC and looked to stay unbeaten in the conference.

Framingham came out hot in the first, starting the match on a 15-3 run. The Rams continued their good play for the rest of the set, and won 25-9.

Framingham had nine kills in the set. Deirdre Fay led the way in the first set with three kills. Casie Thurber and Michaela Cronin both contributed two kills apiece, while Abbie Badgett and Alexandra Fish both had one.

It was more of the same in the second set. Framingham continued to roll, jumping out to a 15-2 lead. The Rams would only surrender three more points the rest of the set, eventually winning 25-5.

The Rams had 11 kills in the set, compared to only one error. Badgett and Thurber both had three kills in the second set. Brandey Rodriguez was next with two kills, while Mackenzie Whalen, Grace Caughey, and Fay all had one.

Just like the first two sets, Framingham breezed through the third set. After jumping out to an early 14-6 lead, the Rams never looked back and picked up a 25-9 win in the third, winning the match 3-0.

The Rams put up 12 kills to only three errors in the final set. Cronin paced the Rams with four kills, while Thurber, Fay and Rodriguez each had two. Badgett and Fish rounded it out for the Rams, each contributing one kill in the last set.

Thurber led the Rams on the day with a total of seven kills while Fay tallied a game-high nine digs for the Rams.

The win moves the Rams to 4-7 on the season, while keeping them undefeated in the MASCAC at 2-0.



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