Rams Drop 3-0 Decision at Davidson

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

How it Happened
Rhode Island suffered it third straight 3-0 loss, falling at Davidson Sunday afternoon.

After dropping the first set 25-17, the Rams battled the Wildcats tough in the second and third sets, but lost both 25-23. Over the course of the final two sets, Rhody and Davidson were tied 25 times and traded the lead 13 times.

Neither team led by more than three at any point in the second set. A Gabrielle Shilling kill gave URI a 21-20 advantage late, however the Wildcats had set point after a 4-1 push. A kill by Claire Chaplinsky got Rhody back within one at 24-23, but Davidson's Sydney Champaigne delivered a set-clinching termination to put the home team up 2-0.

Rhode Island led 12-8 midway through the third set. Davidson managed to tie the score at 12-12, 13-13, 14-14, 15-15 and 17-17 before eventually pulling ahead 18-17 on a service ace by Elise Edman. A bad set by Champaign later put Rhody back on top 20-19, but the Wildcats outscored the Rams 6-3 down the stretch to complete the sweep.

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Up Next
The Rams return home to host Saint Louis (Friday) and Dayton (Saturday) next weekend.