Breaking a school record was not only a personal goal for No. 5 Case’s Briana Sousa, it was a goal she wanted to accomplish for her dad. After a three-game slump, Sousa broke out against New Bedford in a 3-0 win with five blocks for Case career record of 132.
Sousa devoted the achievement to her dad after originally trying for his birthday earlier this week.
“She was all red, excited and flustered," said Case coach Denise Levesque. "She really wanted to get it for her dad’s birthday.
"He was overjoyed.”
The previous record was held by Lauren Saylor, who set it in 2005 with 127 blocks.
At 5-10, the three-year middle hitter broke the season record (71) for blocking last year.
“She has really long arms and with her opposite blocker [Danielle Robillard], they have a pretty strong block,” said Levesque, who added that Sousa's skills have helped keep Case (7-0, 6-0) undefeated in the South Coast Conference.
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