ALLENTOWN, PA-The York College volleyball squad captured a pair of wins during the opening day of the Muhlenberg College Buttermaker Tournament in Allentown, PA. The Spartans defeated Albright College 30-18, 30-17, and 30-23 while they blanked FDU-Florham 30-9, 30-20, and 30-28. The Spartans improve to 4-1 overall as they have won three straight matches.
In the win over Albright, Spartan head coach Sue DuMars was able to get all the players that were dressed into the contest. York was paced by freshman phenom Alisha Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa. /Red Lion) as she notched 10 kills, five service aces, four block assists and three digs. Waltermyer hit .438 for the game as she continues to provide the Spartans with a presence in the middle. Sophomore Lindsay Schorner (Spring Grove, Pa. /Spring Grove) also continues to impress as she had eight kills, nine digs and three assists. Senior Katie Hertz (Glenville, Pa. / Delone Catholic) ran the offense effectively as she handed out 34 assists, collected 12 digs and banged out five kills in seven attack attempts. As a team, the Spartans hit a blistering .281 while they also notched 52 digs.
Against FDU-Florham, Waltermyer again led the Spartan attack with 14 kills and only one error in 26 attempts as she finished with a .500 attack percentage. Schorner added 13 kills and 10 digs for the double-double. She also hit at a high percentage as she notched a .400 attack percentage. Hertz distributed 38 assists in addition to her five digs, three service aces, and four digs. Defensively, senior Laura Krajewski (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) notched a team-high 18 digs while senior Amy Liveslberger (Hanover, Pa. /Delone Catholic) added 11 digs and four service aces. York continued it’s outstanding offensive attack as they hit .261 as a squad against FDU.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday at noon. Their opponent is dependent on the results of the late games on Friday evening. York will play at noon and 2:00 pm in the championship bracket of the tournament.