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Spartan Volleyball Drops a Pair in 2019 Home Opener

Tyler Williams photo courtesy of Joe Pupo
Tyler Williams photo courtesy of Joe Pupo

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball team dropped a pair of games in their 2019 home opener on Saturday at Wolf Gymnasium. The Spartans fell to Stevenson University 3-0 in their opener and concluded the day with a 3-2 loss to the University of Scranton.

The Spartans are now 3-3 for the year while Stevenson improves to 5-0 and Scranton now stands at 4-2. Stevenson defeated Scranton 3-1 in the day's middle match.

 

Match #5

Score: York 0, Stevenson 3  (25-21, 30-28, 25-22)

Kills: York 29, Stevenson 43

Errors: York 12, Stevenson 17

Attacks: York 112, Stevenson 138

Attack %: York .152, Stevenson .188

Assists: York 29, Stevenson 39

Service Aces: York 11, Stevenson 4

Service Errors: York 7, Stevenson 6

Digs: York 66, Stevenson 59

Total Blocks: York 6, Stevenson 8

 

How It Happened:

• The first set was back and forth early as there were nine ties in the first 26 points. The final tie of the set came at 13-13. The Mustangs went on an 8-1 run to take a 21-14 lead. The Spartans cut their deficit to 23-20 but it would not be enough as Stevenson scored two of the final three points of the set for the four-point set one win.

• The second set was again back and forth as there were 12 ties in the first 26 points as the set was tied at 13. The Spartans went on an 8-2 run to push out to a 21-15 lead. The Spartans continued to build on the lead as they were one point away from squaring the match at one set each as they led 24-18. The Mustangs answered with eight straight points to seize the 25-24 lead. The Spartans would tie the set at 25 and the teams would be tied three more times (26, 27, and 28) before Stevenson won the final two points to take the commanding 2-0 lead.

• The third set featured seven early ties with the final tie in the set coming at 11. The Mustangs hit York with a quick 4-0 spurt. York got it to within two points three times before Stevenson got another quick 4-0 run tot take a 21-15 lead. The Mustangs maintained the lead at 24-18 but York scored four straight to trim the lead to 24-22. Stevenson captured the final point to complete the sweep .

 

Spartan Leaders

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 7 kills, .214 attack%, 1 block assist

Jordyn Cotone: 6 kills, .211 attack%, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Gabby Emeigh: 16 assists, 3 service aces, 11 digs

Emily Pupo: 22 digs, 1 assist, 3 service aces

Abby Diehl: 11 assists, 3 service aces, 13 digs

 

Mustang Leaders

Katie Leftridge: 13 kills, 13 digs, 1 assist, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Victoria Prokic: 6 kills, .417 attack %, 3 block assists

Sarah Straub: 6 kills, .750 attack %, 4 block assists

Caroline Dangel: 21 assists, 3 kills, 6 digs, 1 service ace

 

Match #6

Score: York 2, Scranton 3 (25-22, 18-25, 25-18, 26-28, 15-7)

Kills: York 47, Scranton 48

Errors: York 21, Scranton 14

Attacks: York 138, Scranton 133

Attack %: York .188, Scranton 256

Assists: York 45, Scranton 46

Service Aces: York 12, Scranton 14

Service Errors: York 9, Scranton 11

Digs: York 70, Scranton 48

Total Blocks: York 10, Scranton 19

 

How It Happened

• The first set featured six early ties before the Royals took a three-point lead at 12-9. The Spartans battled back to tie the set at 16. The set would be tied again at 18 but the Royals ripped off a quick 4-0 spurt to take a 22-18 lead. York trimmed their deficit to 23-22 before Scranton won the final two points to take the opening set.

• York fell behind early in set two as the Royals raced out to an 8-4 lead. York scored six of the next eight points to tie the set at 10. The teams would not be separated by more than two points over the next ten points. The Spartan then notched a 7-2 run to take a 24-17 lead before they closed out the set with a 25-18 win.

• Scranton smacked the Spartans early in the third set as they raced out to an 8-1 lead. Again, York battled back and tied the set at 12. The set would be tied four more ties (13, 14, 15, and 16) but the Royals ripped off a 9-2 run to close out the set with the 25-18 win and take a 2-1 lead.

• The fourth set saw Scranton get off to another quick start as they surged out to a 10-3 lead. The Spartans would once again claw their way back into the set with a 13-6 run, tying the game at 16. The match would be tied again at 17 only to see Scranton put together a five-point spurt to take a 22-17 lead. The Spartans answered with a five-point spurt of their own to tie the set at 22. The two teams would go back and forth with four more ties before the Spartans scored the final two points of the set to square the match at two sets each.

• The fifth set was close early but the Royals went on a 4-1 spurt to push out to an 8-4 lead. York got to within three at 9-6 but that would be as close as they would get as the Royals rolled to an eight-point win in the decisive fifth set.

 

Spartan Leaders

Madyson Whitcomb: 12 kills, .500 attack%, 1 service ace, 4 digs, 2 solo block, 3 block assists

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 10 kills, .346 attack%, 2 digs, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Emily Pupo: 17 digs, 1 kill, 5 aces, 1 service ace

Gabby Emeigh: 22 assists, 1 kill, 4 service aces, 13 digs

Abby Diehl: 17 assists, 1 service ace, 10 digs

Tyler Williams: 9 kills, .250 attack%, 1 dig, 1 solo block, 3 block assists

 

Scranton Leaders

Carah Vitkus: 12 kills, .400 attack%, 1 dig, 4 solo blocks, 2 block assists

Kindler Norman: 10 kills, .241 attack%, 27 assists, 1 service ace, 3 solo blocks

Caileigh Cox: 10 kills, .333 attack%, 19 assists, 10 digs, 4 solo blocks

Regina Schetorma: 23 digs, 4 service aces

 

Up Next:

The Spartans head back out on the road on Thursday evening as they head to Immaculata University to face the Mighty Macs. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.