Rhody Hosts VCU, Davidson This Weekend

Rhody Hosts VCU, Davidson This Weekend

The Basics

  • After spending the last two weeks on the road, the Rams return to Keaney Gym for a pair of A-10 matches against VCU (Friday) and Davidson (Sunday).
  • Rhode Island is in 10th place with a 1-6 Atlantic 10 record.
  • Overall, Rhody is 7-12 on the season.
  • URI ranks sixth in the conference in blocks per set with 10.42.
  • Individually, senior Lauren Pick ranks fifth in the A-10 in assists per set (8.79).
  • Junior Jenna McGuire is sixth in the league with 0.97 blocks per set.
  • Senior Olivia Budinich ranks ninth in the conference in total digs, with 263.
  • Sophomore Annie Ell has recorded a team-best 17 service aces.
  • Freshman Mariah Paulette leads the team in hitting percentage (.275) and ranks second in total blocks (44).
  • Redshirt sophomore Natale Zanellato has recorded a team-high 206 kills. She also is averaging a team-best 2.94 kills per set.

Scouting VCU

  • First-place VCU enters the weekend with an a perfect 7-0 record in A-10 play. The Rams are 12-7 overall on the season.
  • VCU has dropped just four sets through seven A-10 matches so far this season.
  • Vicky Giommarini leads the team in kills (199), digs (164) and service aces (35).
  • Jasmin Sneed has collected an A-10 best 116 blocks on the season, including 13 solos.
  • Deja Ard is one assist shy of 400.

Scouting Davidson

  • Davidson enters the weekend tied with Duquesne for fifth place in the Atlantic 10.
  • The Wildcats are 3-4 in league play and 10-8 overall.
  • Mason Rooney has recorded a team-best 181 kills while also leading the Wildcats in assists (333) and service aces (26).
  • Defensively, Ellie Crosley leads Davidson in blocks, with 38, while Josie Treadwell has collected a team-high 287 digs.