NASHUA — The Rivier women’s volleyball team defeated two other non-conference opponents Saturday at the Muldoon Center, beating Salve Regina 3-0 and Westfield 3-1.
Rivier is now 7-1, while Salve is down to 3-4 and Westfield is down to 4-6.
In Salve’s 25-20, 25-23, 25-18 sweep, the Raiders’ firepower was too much for the visiting Seahawks. Lily Sills and Sydney Racevicius led the offense with 23 kills between them. Sills had the most by the end of the game, with 12, and Racevicius had 11. Avery Pollard fed them both, racking up 32 assists and eight digs.
In the Westfield game (25-15, 25-19, 25-27, 25-13), Rivier’s offense picked up where it left off despite the presence of new faces in the game. Racevicius came out beating in the second game with Westfield, even collecting 20 wins surpassing his best 17 wins of the season. She also racked up an astonishing 25 digs in the game. Brynn Roche and Cadia Greene also contributed strong offensive numbers, with Roche finishing with nine kills and Greene with eight. Pollard almost hit 50 assists with 47.
Rivier visits Emerson on Tuesday.
In other Raider action on Saturday:
ALBERT MAGNUS 2, RIVER 0
The Falcons (4-1-2, 2-0-1 GNAC) scored one goal each half. Kelvin Cortez opened the scoring in the 23rd minute to give his team a 1-0 lead.
Liam O’Brien would nail the final second-half goal in the 63rd minute. Cortez would be credited with the assists giving him a goal and an assist on the day.
Dominic Cunha suffered the defeat after making seven saves in front of the Raiders net (2-2-1, 0-2 GNAC). Davis Lucero was perfect in net, saving all seven shots he faced.
Riv hosts Westfield State Wednesday at 7 p.m.
SIMMONS 4, RIVER 0
For the Sharks 6-0, Anna Tedeschi scored the opening goal with an assist from Izzy Sciplini in the first ten minutes of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Sydney Gonyea of the Sharks kicked the ball into the net, receiving the ball from Hannah Groves.
After a scoreless third quarter, Anna Tedeschi added her second goal of the day, assisted by Haley Dover. With three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Riley Lambert passed the ball to Sydney Gonyea, who also scored his second goal of the game for the Sharks.
Derry de Rivier’s Kylie Coupal made 11 saves that day. Emma Sheehan made three saves to secure the win.
Rivier (1-4) will face Westfield State in non-conference action Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Joanne Merrill Field.