Oct 19, 2017
- Rhode Island retuns home for a pair of matches against Davidson (Friday) and VCU (Sunday).
- Earlier this season Rhody was swept at VCU before picking up a five-set victory at Davidson.
- URI ranks second in the A-10 in opponent hitting percentage (.165) and blocks per set (2.33).
- Individually, senior Marie Gillcrist ranks third in the conference with 1.37 blocks per set. She also ranks eighth in the league with a .288 hitting percentage.
- Junior Lauren Pick is fourth in the conference in assists per set (8.56) while senior Jessie Blaze ranks 10th in digs per set (3.42).
- Freshman Live Lunde Fossdal leads Rhode Island in total kills (189) and kills per set (2.42). Gillcrist (2.08 k/s) and senior Kylee Wolfe (2.10 k/s) are just behind her with 162 kills each.
Rhode Island vs. Davidson
- Davidson enters the weekend with an 8-10 overall record, and a 1-6 mark in the Atlantic 10 .
- The Wildcats have lost their last six matches in a row, being outscored by a combined 18-5.
- Davidson currently boasts the A-10's third-best hitting percentage at .203.
- The Wildcats also rank in the league's top-5 in blocks per set (5th, 1.96) and digs per set (5th, 14.54).
- Davidson is the only team to have three players - Ellie Crosley (.339), Kelly Friers (.306) and Katharine Franz (.278)- rank in the conference's top-10 for hitting percentage.
- Mason Rooney is sixth in the league in service aces per set (0.38) while Elise Edman is seventh with 3.85 digs per set.
Rhode Island vs. VCU
- VCU enters the weekend with a league-best 7-0 record in A-10 games and a 21-2 record overall.
- The Rams have won each of their last 18 matches.
- The all-time series between URI and VCU is tied 5-5.
- VCU's lone losses of the season have come at Texas A&M (3-0) and Notre Dame (3-1).
- As a team, VCU leads the Atlantic 10 in opponent hitting gersentage (.120) and blocks per set (3.30) while ranking second in hitting percentage (.226) and service aces per set (1.76).
- Individually, Tori Baldwin leads the team and ranks third in with a .352 hitting percentage.
- Jasmin Sneed and Baldwin rank 1 and 2 in the conference in blocks per set with 1.53 and 1.51, respectively.
- Rebekah Strange is third in the A-10 with 4.66 digs per set.