Posted: Nov 02, 2018
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.