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Spartans Down Salisbury, Lock Up #3 Seed in CAC Tournament

Tyler Williams photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith
Tyler Williams photo courtesy of Ryan Griffith

YORK, PA – The York College women's volleyball squad recorded their fifth straight win as the Spartans downed the Salisbury University Sea Gulls 3-1 in Capital Athletic Conference play on Wednesday night in York. The victory secures a first round home game for the Green and White in next week's CAC Tournament.  

 

Match #21

Score: York (Pa.) def. Salisbury 3-1 (15-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-20)

Records: York (Pa.) 17-7 (4-3 CAC), Salisbury 13-9 (2-4 CAC)

Kills: York 43, Salisbury 36

Errors: York 24, Salisbury 17

Total Attacks: York 147, Salisbury 137

Attack %: York .129, Salisbury .139

Assists: York 41, Salisbury 33

Service Aces: York 4, Salisbury 2

Service Errors: York 8, Salisbury 4

Digs: York 67, Salisbury 68

Solo Blocks: York 6, Salisbury 6

Block Assists: York 4, Salisbury 16

 

How It Happened

• The first set was less than memorable for the Spartans as York fell behind 4-3 and trailed the rest of the set. The Spartans were down 11-10 but the Sea Gulls outscored York 14-5 of the rest of the way to cruise to the 25-15 win. York made 12 of their 24 errors in the first set as they hit -.025 for the set.

• The Sea Gulls took control of the second set early as they led 5-4. The Sea Gulls maintained a lead until the Spartans tied the set at 19 thanks to a quick four-point spurt. The Sea Gulls responded with three straight points as it looked like Salisbury was going to survive the Spartans and capture the second set. York answered by tying the set at 22 and it would be tied again at 23 and 24 before York secured the final two points to even the match at one set each.

• York flipped the script in game three as they raced out to a 13-6 lead in the set. Salisbury called timeout and went on a five-point run, cutting York's lead to 13-11. Salisbury made another run, tying the set at 17. The set would be tied at 18 but York then went on a 7-2 run to end the set and take a 2-1 lead in the match.

• York got off to another good start in the fourth set. York pushed out to a 15-8 advantage. York maintained the lead but Salisbury did make it interesting, cutting the York lead to one at 21-20. The Spartans scored the final four points of the match to earn the 3-1 win.

 

Spartan Leaders

Brooke Krebs: 15 kills, .195 attack %, 11 digs, 1 block solo

Tyler Williams: 10 kills, 12 digs, 1 block solo

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 6 kills, .211 attack %, 2 solo blocks

Alexis Harbold: 20 digs, 6 assists, 1 service ace

Gabby Emeigh: 23 assists, 11 digs, 1 service ace

 

Sea Gull Leaders

Amanda Chew: 10 kills, 12 digs, 1 block assist

Nicole Venturelli: 10 kills, 2 solo blocks, 4 block assists

Rachel Dubbs: 22 assists, 7 digs

Hailey Dougherty: 26 digs

Darian DiMatteo: 12 digs

 

Notes:

The Spartans improve to 15-31 all-time against Salisbury as York has won two of the last three in the series … senior Brooke Krebs had 15 kills as she has now recorded double figures in kills in four of her last five games and 11 times overall this fall … Krebs also notched her seventh double-double of the year as she also had 11 digs in the win … the victory secures the third seed in the upcoming tournament as York will host the sixth seed next Tuesday night in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament … the loser of the Salisbury/Frostburg State match on Friday will travel to York on Tuesday for the opening round of the tournament.

 

Up Next

The Spartans head to Eastern University to play a trio of matches in the Eastern University Tournament. The Green and White face the host Eagles on Friday night at 7:00 pm. York then faces off against Arcadia (12:00 pm) and McDaniel (2:00 pm) on Saturday.