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Spartans Drop Tight Match at Marymount

Brooke Krebs photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Brooke Krebs photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

ARLINGTON, VA – The York College Spartan volleyball squad visited their former Capital Athletic Conference foe, Marymount University, on Wednesday night. The Saints blanked the Spartans in three close sets as the Spartans dropped their second straight match.

 

Match #7

Records: York 3-4, Marymount 9-1

Scores: Marymount def. York 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 27-25)

Kills: York 42, Marymount 37

Errors: York 20, Marymount 10

Attack Percentage: York .173, Marymount .221

Assists: York 38, Marymount 37

Service Aces: York 5, Marymount 7

Digs: York 61, Marymount 56

Blocks: YCP 5.0, Marymount 4.0

 

Spartan Leaders

Brooke Krebs: 14 kills, .321 attack % (14-5-28), 10 digs

Eryn Brady: 8 kills, 3 block assists

Cheyenne Altland: 7 kills, .400 attack % (7-1-15), 2 block assists

Madyson Whitcomb: 6 kills, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Gabby Emeigh: 17 assists, 3 service aces, 7 digs

Molly McCann: 16 assists, 4 digs

Alexis Harbold: 24 digs, 4 assists, 1 service ace

 

Saints Leaders

Caroline Hanson: 13 kills, .297 attack % (13-2-27), 9 digs, 1 solo block, 1 block assist

Mykael Johnson: 8 kills, 2 digs

Maggie Viniard: 34 assists, 1 kill, 4 service aces, 8 digs, 1 block assist

Theresa Buscemi: 14 digs, 1 assist

 

How It Happened:

• The first set saw both teams battle back and forth. The set was tied at 11 and the Saints proceeded to rip off a 7-1 run to forge an 18-12 lead. York cut the lead to four on a Brooke Krebs kill but the Saints scored three straight points. One point came on a service error while the other two were Spartan attack errors. York halted the run with a Hannah Siaurusaitis kill followed by another point for the Green and White. The Saints captured the final two points of the set for the 25-18 win.

• In the second set, the Saints sprinted out to a 10-5 lead. York came back to tie the set at 12. York eventually pushed out to a 16-13 lead only to see Marymount go on a 6-0 run to take a 19-16 advantage. A Madyson Whitcomb kill got York back to within one at 21-20 but again Marymount answered. This time it was a 3-0 spurt that pushed York to the brink. A Krebs kills drew York to within three but a Spartan attack error gave Marymount the 25-21 set two win.

• The third set was back-and-forth from the beginning. Neither team had more than a three-point lead over the first 35 points of the game. With the Saints leading 19-16, York put together a 5-0 spurt including a pair of Gabby Emeigh service aces, to take a 21-19 lead. Marymount responded with a three-point spurt of their own to take a 22-21 lead. York got back-to-back kills from Krebs and Eryn Brady to take at 23-22 lead. The Saints scored three of the next five points, tying the set at 25. A pair of Mykael Johnson kills ended the match and led Marymount to a 27-25 set three match as the Spartans suffered the sweep.

 

Notes:

The Spartans were swept for the third time this year … the Green and White hit under .200 for the third time this year and they are 0-3 in those matches … York recorded 61 digs, the third time they reached 60 team digs for the year…. It was the first time York got into the 60's for digs in a three set game … the Spartans' five service aces were the second lowest total of the year … York has just six service aces in their last eight sets of play … senior Alexis Harbold notched 24 digs in the match, her second highest total of the season … Harbold is second in the CAC in digs per set as she is averaging 5.52 digs per set … junior Madyson Whitcomb is still tops in the CAC in attack percentage at .427 as she has 55 kills with 11 errors in 103 attempts for the campaign.

 

Up Next:

York returns to action on Friday night when they travel to Messiah College to face DeSales in a 5:00 pm contest in the opening round of the Messiah College Tournament.