By Kait Bedell – News Editor
The lady Lasers took on Rhode Island College during a women’s volleyball matchup for Senior Night on Thursday.
The non-conference game began at 7 p.m. in the Athletic Center following the Senior Night ceremony where seniors Juliana Denning, Jess Langan, Corina Lombardi and Meg Roberts were each honored.
RIC took the first set of the night scoring 25-22.
The Lasers rebutted the Anchormen, winning both of the next two matches 25-21. RIC came back with a 25-18 win in the fourth set and finished with a 15-12 score in the final set to end the game.
Langan set up freshman Sabine Milton early in the fourth set earning herself 2,000 career assists as a Laser. Langan is the fourth player in Lasell athletics history to achieve this.
Langan was not on campus last year and said earning 2,000 assists was a goal of hers coming into this season.
“Considering it’s like my first year back [since] I stayed home all last year because of COVID I feel like it’s a big accomplishment,” Langan said.
Langan said she was happy that she got to earn this on senior night while her family and friends were present.
Although the Lasers did not take the win, Langan said she is happy with how the team played, especially the freshmen.
Langan said that the team is young and consists of a lot of underclassmen who helped make the matchup a competitive game.
“I am really proud of the way we played…” Langan said. “They are all super talented and I feel like in the next four years they have a good chance of doing some pretty amazing things, but tonight was a really big game.”
Langan said that her teammates “give it their all every time” and that she is proud of them.
Among those earning accolades Thursday night were Milton, who reached her career-high in kills with 21 for the night, and Lombardi, who had six blocks, which is her new career-high.
Overall, Lasell now holds a 13-8 record.
The Lasers will next go to Regis for a conference matchup at noon. Those who wish to attend the event will be required to have proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event.