Symone Abbott and Claire Chaussee lead Rise in Week 3 of the PVF

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Savanna Collins
Feb 14, 2024

The Grand Rapids Rise hit the road this week and came back home with a win. Outside hitters Claire Chaussee and Symone Abbott led the team to victory over the previously undefeated Atlanta Vibe on Friday night in four sets (25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22).

Despite falling to the Omaha Supernovas later in Week 3 of the Pro Volleyball Federation, the hitting duo continued to shine and showcase their prowess for the Rise offense.

Abbott led the Rise with 16 kills on 39 attempts for a .333 hitting efficiency against the Vibe. Chausee recorded her second straight double-double performance with 12 kills and 13 digs.

Middle blocker Kayla Caffey was also a major contributor with seven kills and three blocks. In the final set, Caffey sealed the victory with a kill and the match-point block on Leah Edmond, 25-22.


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On Monday, the Omaha Supernovas delivered the Grand Rapids their first loss of the season as the final PVF team to lose a match. It was a back and forth battle – in the second set, the Rise reached set point six times. Despite the loss, Abbott and Chaussee both showcased their potential against a grueling match up.

Chaussee finished with a match-high 19 kills and added 15 digs, while Abbott also recorded double-double with 16 kills and 10 digs.


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Grand Rapids has one match this week: they’ll play the Atlanta Vibe at home on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT.

To view the full list of AU Pro Volleyball athletes playing in the PVF, click here.


Savanna Collins is the Senior Reporter at Athletes Unlimited. You can follow her on Twitter @savannaecollins.

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