BOSTON – On its best start to a season through 16 matches in two decades, Suffolk volleyball looks to keep its winning ways going Tuesday, Oct. 1 when it welcomes Becker to the Larry E. and Michael S. Smith Court for a 7 p.m. non-conference tangle.
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LAST TIME OUT
Suffolk volleyball capped its Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer event in dynamic fashion with a five-set victory over Western New England Saturday afternoon. The 3-2 decision came via set scorse 17-25, 25-18, 25-18, 14-25 and 15-13 at the Larry E. and Michael S. Smith Court.
Suffolk, who enter Tuesday on a two-match win streak, sits 11-5 on the year, its best record through 16 matches since going 14-2 in 1997.
The Rams success is thanks in large part to its 10.16 kps offense, which is powered by Hannah Fabiano's 2.69 kps. Kayla Barbara and Sarah Mullahy are also consistent contributors to the attack with 1.98 kps and 1.86 kps, respectively. Harmony Johnson has set up the offense with 7.78 aps.
Defensively, Kenzley Bell leads the way with 4.07 dps. Dakhensey Marcellus pitches in 3.55 dps. At the net, Stephanie Rheaume (0.46 bps) and Mullahy (0.45 bps) pace the pack.
FLYING WITH THE HAWKS
Becker, who opened the season with five wins in a row, has dropped its last nine matches to head into Tuesday's tilt 5-9 overall.
Teddie Flynn is a contributor on both sides of the ball with a team-high 2.19 kps and sits second on the squad in dps with 3.35. Morgan Gould adds 2.14 kps to the offense and 2.50 dps to the defense. Sofia Cullina, meanwhile, holds down the defensive unit with 4.10 dps. Setting wise, Jenna Savoie (5.53 aps) and Olivia McGuinness (3.56 aps) split the action.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- Suffolk and Becker have met since 2008 with the Rams holding an unbeaten 8-0 all-time ledger against the Hawks.
- Suffolk has swept Becker four times including last season's battle in Worcester.
- The Rams and Hawks have gone to five sets twice. Suffolk owns both 3-2 decisions.
- Two matches were decided in four sets (2011, 2015).
Suffolk makes the trip to New London, New Hampshire for a GNAC tri-match at Colby Sawyer featuring Emmanuel. The Rams will first battle the Saints at 1 p.m., before taking on the hosts Chargers at 3 p.m.