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Release: August 28, 2012
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Courtesy: Carleigh Brown (Rider University)

College Volleyball
Rider Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson
Wednesday Night in the SRC

LAWRENCEVILLE--Wednesday night against the Knights.

Fresh off a sweep of Howard University Saturday afternoon, the Rider University volleyball team returns to the friendly confines of the Student Recreation Center when the Broncs host in-state rival Fairleigh Dickinson at 6pm August 29.

Rider (2-2) opened the 2012 season 2-0 for the first time in eight seasons, winning at St. Francis (NY) 3-2 after trailing two sets to none before sweeping Howard University 3-0.

The Broncs battled Lafayette and Lehigh in the Lehigh Valley this past Sunday before losing each match in four sets.

Rider is led by sophomore Jaclyn Webber (Anaheim, Calif. (Canyon) with 2.40 kills per set, sophomore Ashlee Amatulli (Menifee, Calif. (Temecula Valley) with 4.81 assists per set and senior captain Brittany Gajewski (Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon Central Regional) with 4.25 digs per set.

Freshman Nicole Moorman (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area HS) has made a positive contribution in her first four matches, averaging 1.38 kills per set with six blocks, putting her in the running for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week honors this past week.

FDU enters play 1-3, having defeated Providence at the Hofstra Invitational this past weekend while losing to UC-Riverside, Hofstra and Marist.

Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Rider 3-1 at the Lafayette Tournament last season and edged out a 3-2 win at Stratis Arena in Hackensack.

Former Northeast Conference rivals, Rider and FDU have met 39 times with the Broncs winning 17.  Rider last won over the Knights in 2007.

For those unable to make the match, free livestats (GameTracker) will be available on GoBroncs.com along with BroncVision, the pay per view video stream of Rider Athletics.

In addition, live tweets will be broadcast via Twitter by following @RiderAthletics.

With the floor resurfacing project nearly complete, this will be Rider's final match in the SRC, before returning to Alumni Gymnasium against Providence on September 4.

-RU-

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