ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College volleyball squad picked up their first Capital Athletic Conference win of the year as they blanked St. Mary's College 3-0 on Wednesday evening in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Spartans have now won four straight and six of their last seven.
Score: York 3, St. Mary's 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21)
Records: York 12-9(1-1 CAC), St. Mary's 4-13 (0-2 CAC)
Kills: York 37, SMC 28
Errors: York 21, SMC 18,
Attacks: York 111, SMC 104
Attack %: York .144, SMC .095
Assists: York 33, SMC 25
Service Aces: York 10, SMC 4
Service Errors: York 6, SMC 6
Digs: York 52, SMC 49
Total Blocks: York 4.0, SMC 7.0
How It Happened
• The Spartans seized control of the first set early as they raced out to a 12-2 lead. York eventually pushed the lead to 22-6 before settling for the 25-16 win.
• York again jumped out in front in the second set as they scored 12 of the first 15 points of the set. York led 18-10 but the Seahawks scored seven of the next nine points of the set, cutting York's lead to 20-17. Abby Diehl recorded a kill to slow the run but St. Mary's ripped off the next four points in a row to tie the set at 21. Another Diehl kill followed by a Kierstin Grove service ace gave York a 23-21 lead. The Seahawks got the next point but York closed out the set with kills from Sydney Wilber and Healani Markham to earn the 25-22 win.
• The third set was much closer at the start. There were three ties in the first 12 points. The Seahawks went on a quick 5-0 run to take a 9-6 lead. The Spartans would come back and tie the set at 15. That tie came in the middle of a 9-1 run that gave York an 21-16 lead. St. Mary's cut the Spartan lead to 24-21 before Wilber closed out the match with a kill, giving York the 3-0 win.
Madyson Whitcomb: 8 kills, .462 attack %, 1 solo block, 2 block assists
Hannah Siaurusaitis: 7 kills, .412 attack %,, 2 block assists
Abby Diehl: 25 assists, 4 kills, 10 digs, 1 block assist
Healani Markham: 10 digs, 1 kill, 3 assists, 1 service ace
Sydney Wilber: 7 kills, .375 attack %, 3 digs, 1 block assist
Kyra Feinaeur: 10 kills, 2 digs, 3 block assists
Fatima Bouzid: 21 assists, 2 kills, 1 service ace, 10 digs, 2 block assists
Emily Benedict: 19 digs, 1 service ace
York is now 28-19 all-time against the Seahawks as York has won three straight in the series … York is now 6-4 in matches decided in three games … York has won eight of their last ten matches with six of those wins coming by scores of 3-0 … York had ten service aces and that's the ninth time they have reached double figures for the year … York had 52 digs in the win as they now have had 50 or more digs in 13 games.
The Spartans return home on Saturday afternoon as they will host Southern Virginia University in a Capital Athletic Conference match. The contest is started for a 12:00 pm start. York will recognize their four seniors prior to the match.