Rhody Welcomes Fordham on Saturday Night

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

Rhode Island vs. Fordham
Saturday, November 3 - 6:00 PM
Keaney Gymnasium - Kingston, R.I.

Coverage: Live Stats

RHODE ISLAND (7-16, 1-9 A-10)

  • Rhode Island enters the weekend looking to snap an eight-game losing streak. 
  • The Rams' last victory was a Sept. 29 sweep of Duquesne at Keaney Gym.
  • Redshirt sophomore Natale Zanellato leads the team in total kills (239) and kills per set (2.81).
  • Freshman Mariah Paulette is next with 146 kills and 59 blocks.
  • Junior Jenna McGuire is the team's top blocker, with 75 total including 10 solos.
  • Sophomore Annie Ell leads Rhody with 26 service aces. Senior Olivia Budinich has added 11 as well as a team-best 338 digs.

FORDHAM (9-15, 2-9 A-10)

  • Fordham enters Saturday's game on a six-game losing streak. They last won on Oct. 6 at George Washington (3-2).
  • The Rams rank third in the Atlantic 10 in kills (1120), assists (1050), digs (1444) and blocks per set (2.18).
  • Kaitlin Morley is averaging a team-best 3.34 kills per set and has 317 total.
  • McKenna Lahr is next with 2.72 kills per set and a team-leading 19 service aces.
  • Defensively, Morgan Williams leads Fordham in digs (384) while Elise Benjamin has registered a team-best 79 total blocks (1.44 per set).

THE RHODY/FORDHAM SERIES

  • Rhode Island leads the all-time series with Fordham, 32-11.
  • The teams already met once this season, in the Atlantic 10 opener in the Bronx.
  • Fordham won that match in five sets, snapping URI's 10-match win streak in the series.