Murphy & Ward Lead Women's Volleyball to, 3-0, Win at Bridgewater State

Amelia Murphy

Bridgewater, Mass. --Senior outside hitter Jillian Ward (Coventry, RI) narrowly missed a double-double with nine kills and 12 digs to lead the Rhode Island College women's volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-14) win at Bridgewater State on Saturday.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 3, Bridgewater State 0
Rhode Island College (3-3)
Bridgewater State (0-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC freshman outside hitter Amelia Murphy (North Attleboro, MA) notched a match-high 12 kills for the Anchorwomen.

• Junior middle hitter Jessica Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) added six kills, four digs and four blocks for the visitors.

• RIC junior setter Jacqueline Jutras (Foster, RI) tallied  28 assists, eight digs and three kills, while senior libero Marisa Brynes (Cranston, RI) had 15 digs and a pair of service aces.

• Bridgewater State was paced by senior outside hitter Kayla Baril (Seekonk, MA) with six kills and three digs.

• Sophomore setter Casey Holmes (Norton, MA) recorded 10 assists in the setback for the Bears.

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC registered a .356 (40-9-87) hitting percentage in the victory, while Bridgewater State hit .031 (22-19-96) in the contest.

• RIC had 54 digs and Bridgewater State recorded 34 digs in the setback.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Smith on Thursday, Sept. 13 (7 p.m.).