WARWICK, Rhode Island ---- After a 33-year hiatus from not competing, it did not take the Massasoit volleyball team long to get back to its winning ways. The Warriors defeated CCRI in a dramatic five-set match, 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 10-25, 25-21, 15-13) to open the 2019 campaign.
After trading the first four sets, the Warriors (1-0) looked doomed in the fifth and final frame. Trailing 8-1, Massasoit responded by outscoring the Knights 14-5 the rest of the set to earn the victory. It marked Massasoit's first match played since the 1986 season.
"The exiting part of the match was watching the ladies come together as a team on the court, especially in the last set when were down 8-1," first year head coach Patricia Francis-Ryans said. "They pulled together and were never frustrated. They were hopeful and hungry for the win."
The Warriors return to the court with a two-day tournament slated for Saturday back at CCRI.