Rider 3 Manhattan 2

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: October 06, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Jaclyn Webber had 23 digs and 13 kills
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)

College Volleyball
Rider University 3, Manhattan College 2
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Match

LAWRENCEVILLE--Sophomore Jaclyn Webber (Anaheim, Calif./Canyon) had 23 digs and 13 kills with senior Stephanie Nagy (Muscatine, Iowa/Muscatine) adding 17 kills and three blocks and junior Megan Knott (West Caldwell/James Caldwell) compiled 12 kills and 12 digs as the Rider University volleyball team defeated Manhattan College 3-2 on Saturday afternoon in Alumni Gymnasium.

Rider (8-8, 2-5 MAAC) won 25-21, 15-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-10.

"We stayed in system today," said head coach Christopher Feliciano about the key to the match.  "Jaclyn Webber was the 'glue' for us.  We are working on her becoming not only an offensive leader but a defensive one as well and she did that.  She had great communication with her teammates and has this 'bulldog' mentality and this refusal to lose that rubs off on everyone."

Also for the Broncs, sophomore Ashlee Amatulli (Menifee, Calif./Temecula Valley) had 50 assists and 15 digs, junior Bridget Sheerin (Oaklawn, Ill./Marist) had 15 digs and nine kills, freshman Nicole Moorman (Moon Twp., Pa./Moon Area HS) had 11 kills and six blocks while hitting .321 and senior Brittany Gajewski (Whitehouse Station/Hunterdon Central) added 33 digs.

"Our serve receivers did a phenomenal job and Ashlee (Amatulli) made some great decisions," said Feliciano.  "Our game plan was to run a lot of things out of the middle."

"The key was the serve receive," Moorman said.  "Ashlee was able to run the offense and the whole team just came together great.  To win the match in five sets is an unbelievable feeling."

"We struggled with our serve receive the first time we faced Manhattan (September 26)," said Nagy.  "When the serve receive is on, that's when I can get set and that's why I was successful and the team was as well."

This was Rider's second straight five-set win and the Broncs improved to 4-2 this season in matches that have gone the distance.

The match featured 18 ties and eight lead changes.

Rider trailed 20-17 in the opening set before an 8-1 run (off of four Manhattan errors) gave the Broncs a 1-0 lead in the match.

After the Jaspers won set two by 10 points, the Broncs rebounded and broke a late 22-22 tie to win three of the final four points including two kills by Nagy to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

Manhattan forced the fifth and final set with a two-point win in set four.

Rider broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth set with a 4-0 run, including kills by Knott and Moorman to go ahead 6-2.  After the Jaspers cut the Bronc lead to 6-4, Sheerin and Webber had kills to put Rider ahead 8-4 before the Jaspers rallied, scoring four of the next six points.

Leading 10-8, two kills by Knott allowed Rider to score five of the final seven points and clinch the match with a 15-10 win.

"The match went well," Knott said.  "I feel really, really good and I feel that we finally meshed together today.  Our biggest adjustment from the first time we played Manhattan was that we listened to the coaches and stuck with the game plan."

"Set five was a great performance by everyone," Feliciano added.

Each team had 113 digs with Rider out-hitting the Jaspers .178 to .151.

Rider broke a 13-match losing streak to the Jaspers.  Manhattan defeated Rider 3-0 on September 26 in Riverdale, New York.

The Broncs improved to 5-1 at home this season.

Winners of two straight matches, Rider hosts Saint Peter's University on Sunday in a MAAC match at 1pm.

"We know Saint Peter's is going to be tougher than last year," said Feliciano about the Peahens whom Rider defeated three times in 2011.  "They have a new coach and they run a great system.  They are going to be a tough challenge and we have to be ready for it."

-RU-

BroncVision
Play
VB: 2015 Outlook
Play
VB: Quick Questions with RUVB
Play
2015 Volleyball Schedule Preview
Play
Behind the Bronc - Emma Aldaya
Play
Behind the Bronc - Brandie Hill
Play
Jaclyn Webber Senior Volleyball
Play
VB Postmatch vs. Marist - Feliciano/Amatulli 11/16/14
Play
VB HL vs. Marist 11/16/14
Play
VB HL vs. Siena 11/15/14
Play
VB Post Match vs. Siena 11/15/14
Play
VB HL vs. Niagara 11/2/14
Play
VB Post Match vs. Niagara - Feliciano, Ackermann, Koval 11/2/14
Play
VB-Postgame vs. Canisius-Feliciano-Webber 11/1/14
Play
VB-Postgame vs. NJIT-Feliciano/Amatulli 10/29/14
Play
VB Post Match vs. Quinnipiac 10/12/14
Play
VB HL vs. Fairfield 10/11/14
Play
VB Post Match vs. Fairfield - Feliciano 10/11/14
Play
VB Highlights 10/8/14 - vs. Delaware State
Play
VB Postmatch 10/8/14 - vs. Delaware State
Play
VB Postmatch 10/5/14 - vs. Iona
Play
VB HL vs. Iona 10/5/14
Play
VB HL vs. Manhattan 10/4/14
Play
VB Postmatch vs. Manhattan - 10/4/14
Play
VB Post Match Press Conference vs. Saint Peter's 9/17/14, Feliciano, Webber, Ackermann
Play
VB Post Match Press Conference vs. FDU 9/10/14
Play
VB vs. FDU HL - 9/10/14
Play
VB 2014 Outlook
Play
VB Post Match - Christopher Feliciano 11/6/13
Play
VB Replay vs. Manhattan 11/6/13
Play
VB: Postmatch vs. FFD - 11/3/13 - Christopher Feliciano
Play
VB Postmatch 11/2/13 - Ashlee Amatulli
Play
VB Postmatch 11/2/13 - Christopher Feliciano
Play
VB Postmatch 11/2/13 - Kaitlyn Griffin
Play
VB - Post Match - vs. Iona 10/30/13 - Feliciano
Play
VB Postmatch Feliciano/Sheerin 10/23/13
Play
VB Postmatch 10/13/13 - Ashlee Amatulli
Play
VB Postmatch 10/12/13-Ashlee Amatulli
Play
VB Match vs. Canisius 9/22/13
Play
VB HL vs. Canisius 9/22/13
Play
VB Match vs. Niagara 9/21/13
Play
VB HL vs. Niagara 9/21/13
Play
Volleyball Postmatch - Ackermann 9/21/13
Play
Volleyball Postmatch - Feliciano 9/21/13
Play
Volleyball Postmatch - Webber 9/21/13
Play
2013 RUVB Schedule Preview
Play
VB vs. Marist 11/11/12
Play
VB Highlights vs. Marist 11/11/12
Play
VB Highlights vs. Siena 11/10/12
Play
VB vs. Niagara Highlights 10/28/12
Play
VB vs. Canisius 10/27/12 Highlights
Play
VB vs. Loyola 10/20/12 Highlights
Play
VB vs. Saint Peter's 10/7/12
Play
VB vs. Saint Peter's 10/7/12-Highlights
Play
VB vs. Manhattan 10/6/12
Play
VB Highlights vs. Manhattan 10/6/12
Play
VB Match vs. Iona 9/30/12
Play
VB 9-30-12 Post-Match
Play
VB Highlights 9-30-12 vs. Iona
Play
VB vs. Fairfield Highlights 9/29/12
Play
VB Post-Match 9/4/12
Play
Post Game Interviews vs. FDU
Play
Volleyball vs. FDU - Highlights 8/29/12
Play
8/25/12-Volleyball (Sheerin)
Play
VB vs. Howard - Highlights 8/25/12
Play
2012 Volleyball Outlook
Play
Volleyball vs. Canisius 11/13/11
Play
Volleyball vs. Fairfield 10/30/11
Play
Volleyball vs. Loyola (Md.) 10/8/11
Play
Volleyball vs. La Salle 9/28/11
Play
Volleyball vs. Saint Peter's 9/13/11
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Lehigh - 8/31/11
Play
Volleyball 2011 Preview
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Saint Peter's
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Marist
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Niagara
Play
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Fairfield
Play
Rider Volleyball vs. Temple - Home Opener
The Campaign
Bronc Vision