ANNVILLE, PA-The York College volleyball squad extended its win streak to eight with a pair of wins in the opening round of the Lebanon Valley Invitational on Friday afternoon in Annville, PA. The Spartans defeated Franklin & Marshall, 3-1, in the first match followed by another 3-1 victory, this time over Lebanon Valley. The Spartans are now 9-1 with the wins while Franklin & Marshall is 4-3 and LVC is 6-3. York defeated Franklin & Marshall 30-23, 30-21, 22-30, and 30-24 while the scores of the victory over the host Flying Dutchmen were 30-27, 31-29, 27-30, and 30-27.
In the win over the Dips, sophomore Lindsay Schorner (Spring Grove, Pa. /Spring Grove) paced the offense with 14 kills and 12 digs for another double-double. Freshman Alisha Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa. /Red Lion) was the other Spartan in double figures in kills as she notched 10 kills in 21 attempts as she hit .333 for the match. Sophomore Casi Brough (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove) and freshman Elizabeth Sempervive (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) each added nine kills for the Spartan offense. Brough also contributed 10 digs. Senior Katie Hertz (Glenville, Pa. /Delone Catholic) handed out 42 assists while she also had 13 digs, four kills, a service ace and a block assist. Senior Laura Krajewski (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) paced the Spartans’ defensive effort with 18 digs while sophomore Jess Diaczun (York, Pa./York Suburban) added 10 digs.
Against Lebanon Valley, Schorner again gave the Spartans a big effort with 16 kills, 22 digs and a pair of service aces. Brough played another solid match with 14 kills as she hit .250 for the match. Sempervive put together an impressive match with 13 kills and just one error in 36 attempts as she hit .333 against the tournament hosts. Waltermyer was the fourth Spartan in double figures with 11 kills. Krajewski was stellar defensively with a season-high 33 digs while fellow senior Amy Livelsberger (Hanover, Pa. /Delone Catholic) added 13 digs and a trio of service aces for the Spartans. Hertz was great again as she totaled 56 assists, 13 digs, and four digs. Diaczun established a new career-high with 11 digs.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday morning as they face PSU-Altoona in the championship bracket of the tournament. The winner of the York/PSU-Altoona game will face the winner of the Lebanon Valley/Haverford match for the tournament championship at 4:00 pm. The two losers will play for third, also at 4:00 pm.