Friday the 13th Volleyball showdown; number one vs number two

by Alex Lorenzo

The race for the Northeast 10 regular season volleyball championship is a close one, as Adelphi currently holds the top seed in the division with a 12-0 record (21-4 overall), with Franklin Pierce right behind them with a 11-1 record (17-8 overall).

The Ravens, who have struggled on the road with five losses, look to take over the number one seed as they travel to Adelphi to face the Panthers on Friday, November 13th.

“This is easily the biggest game of the year for us,” said senior defensive specialist Cat Purdy. “If we beat Adelphi, not only do we beat a team who has won 16 straight games, we take over the top seed, which means all of our NE-10 playoff games will be at home, and we play our best in the Fieldhouse.”

The Ravens hold an 7-1 record when playing at home only losing to the out of conference Bridgeport University Purple Knights.

“We really have to focus on our game, I think that’s what is most important for us,” said junior middle hitter Aiden Garcia. “It doesn’t matter whose on the other side, it doesn’t matter how big they are, or how fast they are, or who they have on their side its all about our team, our team is mentally strong, and is really good about pushing through games and focusing on our strategy.”

After Adelphi, the Ravens close out their season at Pace which holds a 6-6 record in the division and a 14-17 record overall.

“Right now the focus is Adelphi obviously, but win or lose, all of our focus is then on Pace,” said Purdy. “It doesn’t matter what record a team has going into a game because we take all teams seriously. Any team can win on any given day, we just know we will play our game and we are confident in that and have been all year.”

The Ravens look to win their last two games of the season and carry their momentum into the postseason with the goal of winning the first NE-10 championship in school history.

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