WESTMINSTER, MD – The York College volleyball squad split their two match at McDaniel College on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans fell in five sets to Elizabethtown before bouncing back to trounce the host Green Terror 3-0 in the nightcap. The Blue Jays edged the Spartans 16-25, 25-18, 17-25, 30-28, and 15-6. In the second match, York rolled 25-11, 27-25, and 25-21.
The highlight for York on the day was senior Alishia Waltermyer as the Spartans' middle hitter surpassed 1,000 career kills with her fifth kill in the loss to the Blue Jays. Waltermyer now has 1,004 kills in her stellar career.
In the Elizabethtown match, senior All-CAC middle hitter Alysse Beshore banged home a team-high 16 kills while she also had four block assists and one block solo. Beshore hit .536 for the match as she had just one error in her 28 attempts. Freshman Jessica Moyer added nine kills, three block assists, and one solo block to the Spartan effort. Waltermyer had six kills in her milestone match while she also contributed five block assists.
Sophomore libero Ashley Rineman led the Spartans' defensive effort with 28 digs while setter Cornti Rentzel added 12 digs of her own. Rentzel handed out 31 assists in addition to four service aces and one block assist.
In the nightcap, the Spartans roared out of the gate with the impressive first set win. Spartan head coach Sue DuMars got 13 of her 14 players into the match as only three Spartans played all three sets.
Moyer led the Green and White with seven kills and four block assists. Sophomore Melissa Patterson and Beshore each chipped in with six kills. Beshore hit .385 for the match as she is hitting .458 in three matches in 2010.
Rentzel handed out 31 assists and collected eight digs and two service aces while Rineman had 13 digs in just two sets for the match. Junior Heather Bucher contributed 10 digs while freshman Brittnee Siegman had eight digs and four kills for the Green and White.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Gettysburg College to face the Bullets in a non-conference match up. First serve is set for 7:00 pm.