5 Set Heartbreaker For The Spartans

YORK, Pa. – The York College women's volleyball team lost 3-2 in a hard fought battle against conference opponent Marymount Wednesday evening at Charles Wolf Gymnasium.

The gamed was designated "Dig Pink" night and the Spartans sported pink gear as well as helped to raise money and bring attention to breast cancer awareness month. The team has raised $1600 so far and will continue their efforts until the end of October.

With the loss the Spartans fall to 5-20 overall and 1-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference. The Saints now hold an overall record of 18-6 and are 2-0 in the conference. The Saints won the match 17-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19 and 15-11.

The Spartans came out very strong in the first match of the night. In the second match York struggled with passing the ball and the Saints were able to capitalize. The Green and White battled back and forth with Marymount during the third set. The score remained very close throughout and the Spartans were able to hold on for the victory. Marymount came out on fire in the fourth set and despite York trying to make a late comeback the Saints would be able to hold onto a win. Entering into the fifth set the Saints would take a small lead early in and it would prove to be enough to capture the set and earn Marymount the victory for the night.

Sophomore Katie Huston (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) played a tremendous game for the Spartans. She finished the night with 14 kills and zero errors for an attacking percentage of .438. Also playing well for the Green and White was freshman Allie Donahue (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) with 42 assists and 16 digs.

On the defensive side of things senior Ashley Rineman (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) played a strong game and recorded 21 total digs.

York returns to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Goucher for a 7:00 pm matchup.