Swimming and diving will compete in the four-day championship meet this week after nearly a month off from competition that started Jan. 19.
Head coach Gregg Ritchie said the team has more speed than it did last season thanks to new additions to the roster.
The Colonials turned the ball over 19 times against Saint Joseph’s and were held to 1-for-13 shooting in the third quarter to take the loss.
Freshman guard Maddie Loder put up 14 points on the day along with three assists to lead the Colonials.
Senior guard Mei-Lyn Bautista and senior forward Kelsi Mahoney led the charge for the Colonials, collecting 20 points and 17 points, respectively.
Sophomore forward Neila Luma has turned in back-to-back 22-point games for the Colonials and has stepped up as the team’s go-to scoring option.
Sophomore forward Neila Luma and sophomore guard Lexus Levy turned in career-best performances in the win over the Rams.
Even though Rhode Island is 1-in-5 in the team’s last six contests, the Rams have managed to shoot more than 44.0 percent in three of their five losses.
The Colonials committed 21 turnovers against the Bears – an increase from their 15.2 turnovers per game average for the season.
The Bears average 16.1 more points per game than the Colonials and head into the match coming off an 85-point victory.