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Volleyball Stays Hot with Win at PSU Berks

Abby Diehl photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Abby Diehl photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

READING, PA – The York College volleyball team earned their third win in their last four games as the Spartans downed Penn State Berks 3-0 in non-conference action on Tuesday night in Reading, PA.

 

Match #15

Score: York 3, PSU Berks 0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)  

Records: York 7-8, PSU Berks 6-8

Kills: York 38, Berks 32

Errors: York 16, Berks 17

Attacks: York 98, Berks 109

Attack %: York .224, Berks .138

Assists: York 35, Berks 32

Service Aces: York 9, Berks 4

Service Errors: York 3, Berks 9

Digs: York 49, Berks 36

Total Blocks: York 5.0, Berks 3.0

 

How It Happened

• The Spartans jumped out to an early 7-2 first set lead. York eventually built the lead to 13-6 on a Madyson Whitcomb and Abby Diehl combo block. The Lions fashioned a 7-1 run to cut York's lead to 14-13. York responded with an 8-1 run to push out to a 22-14 lead. The Green and White closed out the set by scoring three of the final five points for the 25-16 set one win.

• The second set featured six ties over the opening 22 points of the set. The Spartans scored eight of the next 11 points of the set to take a 19-14 lead. The Lions cut the lead to three at 21-18 but the Spartans scored the final four points of the set to take the 2-0 lead.

• The third set was very tight as the set featured 13 ties over the first 36 points. The Lions took a 20-18 lead but the Spartans responded by scoring five of the final eight points of the set to close out the three-game sweep.

 

Spartan Leaders

Madyson Whitcomb: 11 kills, .786 attack % (11-0-14), 1 solo block, 2 block assists, 1 service ace

Claire Shorb: 6 kills, .333 attack %, 3 digs

Abby Diehl: 19 assists, 2 service aces, 1 block assist, 9 digs

Emily Pupo: 11 digs, 4 assists

Lydia Stump: 3 service aces, 8 digs, 1 kill

 

Lion Leaders

Natalie Dwyer: 10 kills, .280 attack %, 1 assist, 1 service ace, 6 digs

Zoe Barna: 9 kills, .222 attack %, 1 block assist, 3 digs

Julia Rathsam: 28 assists, 1 kill, 1 block assist, 8 digs

 

Notes:

York is now 3-0 all-time against Penn State Berks as they have blanked the Lions 3-0 in their last two meetings … York has won three of their last four matches as they are now just one game under .500 for the season (7-8) … York hit .224 for the match and that's the fourth time they have hit over .200 for a match … three of those four time have come in the last four matches as they hit .324 against Valley Forge, .239 against Misericordia, and .224 against Berks … York had nine service aces and just three service errors in the win … senior Madyson Whitcomb has continued to punish the volleyball as she hit .786 for the match with 11 kills and zero errors in 14 attempts … Whitcomb has hit over .400 six times this year as she owns an overall attack percentage of .390 … her .786 attack percentage sets a new career high for the senior … Whitcomb's final kill in the match was her 750th as a Spartan … York is now 3-4 in matches decided in three sets … the match against Berks was the first of six that the Spartans will play in the next five days.

 

Up Next:

The Spartans return home for just their third match at home in 2019. The Spartans will host Penn State Altoona in a non-conference contest. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Charles Wolf Gymnasium.