Rams Welcome Davidson, VCU for Homecoming Weekend

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Weekend Schedule

Friday - 7:00 PM - Rhode Island vs. Davidson
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Sunday - 12:00 PM - Rhode Island vs. VCU
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The Basics

  • 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.