Volleyball Begins 2012 Season at the Boston College Invitational
Aug. 23, 2012
Chesnut Hill, Mass. - The Fordham volleyball team gets its season in gear on Friday in the opening tournament of the year, the Boston College Invitational in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Rams open with Texas Tech and Siena on Friday, followed by Boston College and Siena on Saturday.
BUSY PRESEASON: The preseason for the Fordham volleyball team has been an eventful one in 2012. From senior Randi Ewing's adventure at the London Olympics working for NBC to team functions at a Yankees-Rangers game and the Bronx Zoo, the preseason wrapped up on Sunday with a scrimmage, where the current Rams edged out a game alumni group in five sets.
When the team reported for preseason two weeks ago, the Rams were missing a player, as senior Randi Ewing was finishing up her work as an NBC intern at the London Olympics. She was primarily focused on the indoor volleyball coverage, meeting with all the teams and working as a production assistant for broadcasts.
While Ewing was in London, the rest of the Rams started their march toward the regular season opener, incorporating new players into the team, and getting returning players back in the groove. One of the ways the team does that is through team bonding functions, one of which this season, was a team excursion to Yankee Stadium for a Yankees-Rangers game.
With everyone back over the past week, Sunday's scrimmage was a nice test for the current Rams to gauge, where the team is at. The alumni scrimmage has been a few years in the making, and hopes to be an annual event the weekend prior to the start of the regular season.
The Fordham alumni team consisted of Jenna Hart, Lauren Fitzsimon, Bailey McKay, Katie Wells, Kim Capicotto, Megan Arend, and Brittany Daulton. The alumni put the current Rams on notice early, posting set wins in set two and three, before the current Rams rallied back to win the five-set match, 3-2.
WHO'S NEXT: The Fordham volleyball team will next be in action on Wednesday, August 29th, when the Rams host their home opener against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, beginning at 5:00 PM in the Rose Hill Gym.