The Franklin Pierce University volleyball team concluded their trip to Ramfest 2018 hosted by West Chester University with a 2-2 record across four contests spanning Friday and Saturday. After going 1-1 Friday, the Ravens again won the opener and lost the backend of a doubleheader defeating Goldey-Beacom College 3-1 (25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-6) before falling to Fairmont State University 3-0 (22-25, 16-25, 11-25). The Ravens record moved to 2-7 on the young season.
The Franklin Pierce University volleyball program earned their first victory of the season Friday afternoon as they swept through Salem University 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-13), but they suffered a 3-1 loss to host West Chester University in the nightcap of Ramfest 2018.
Franklin Pierce University volleyball junior middle blocker Abigail Garnhart (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was selected to the All-Tournament Team as the Ravens ended the inaugural Raven First Serve Invitational with two 3-0 losses to Grand Valley State (15-25, 16-25, 19-25) and the University of California – Pennsylvania (19-25, 13-25, 12-25) Saturday afternoon in the Fieldhouse.
The Franklin Pierce University volleyball program hosted the inaugural Raven First Serve Invitational welcoming seven teams to The Fieldhouse for a two-day tournament starting Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, FPU dropped both showdowns suffering 3-0 losses to Long Island University – Post (18-25, 19-25, 20-12) and the University of Tampa (16-25, 11-25, 22-25).
On a Very Special Edition of Media Monday, we take a look inside the Athletic Training Room, courtesy of three of Franklin Pierce's athletic trainers. Our Matt Janik is joined by Christine Levreault, Tyler Baran, Makina Itchkavich-Levasseur and, of course, Saki. The group discusses the unseen challenges of the job, the adjustments being made by new people in new roles, and... Christine's figure skating background. Nobody ever explained why Makina was wearing the sunglasses though...
There were some struggles on the field for Ravens football in Saturday's season-opening loss to Navy, but there were lessons to be learned as well. On Media Monday, our Tyler Aragao chatted with head coach Rashad Watson about the takeaways from the Navy game, a look ahead to Saturday's homecoming tilt with Post, and... the impressive longevity of Watson's friendships.
Ravens cross country saw plenty of success over the weekend at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. On Media Monday, freshman Riley Fenoff chatted with our Shannon Slater about the transition from high school to college, his record-setting performance on Saturday, and... his ability to juggle, kind of.
Ravens field hockey opened the season on Friday afternoon with a come-from-behind victory over St. Thomas Aquinas. On Media Monday, our Matt Janik sat down with midfielder Raegan Moulton to talk about the season opener, the team's "Drop the Anchor" concept, and... her dog's distaste for footwear.