How It Happened
Rhode Island dropped its fourth straight match, getting swept 25-22, 25-21, 25-22 by Clemson Saturday afternoon at the Penn State Invitational.
Rhode Island (4-7) struggled to establish rhythm on offense, hitting just .100 as a team. Rhody had 21 attack errors despite it being just a three-set match. Clemson (5-6) was not much better offensively, hitting just .146 as a team. The Tigers used a strong serving game to create an advantage. Clemson had nine aces, compared to just three for the Rams.
Inside the Box Score
- Junior Kylee Wolfe led the Rams with 11 digs and added six kills.
- Senior Layne Self had a team-best nine kills. No one else had more than kills.
- Junior Marie Gillcrist had six kills, one solo block and four block assists.
- Senior Callan Kinnan had 21 kills and five digs.
- Senior Audrey Castro had nine digs, while junior Jessie Blaze added eight.
Stat of the Match
11 – Rhode Island did not have more than 11 kills in any set.
The Rams will wrap up play at the Penn State Invitational Saturday evening when they play Howard at 4:30 p.m.