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Spartans Captured Crusader Classic Tournament Title
SELINSGROVE, PA-The York College volleyball squad captured their third tournament championship of the year as they swept the Crusader Classic on Saturday afternoon at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. The Spartans defeated Rowan University 3-0 in the first match and they blanked former Capital Athletic Conference foe Catholic University 3-0, completing a 4-0 weekend for the green and white. York improves to 27-5 overall as the Spartans have won eight in a row and 12 of their last 13. The Spartans defeated Rowan 30-16, 30-13, and 30-27 while the scores against Catholic was 30-22, 30-23, and 30-23.
The Spartans were led this weekend by tournament MVP Katie Hertz (Glenville, Pa. /Delone Catholic) as the senior setter was outstanding all weekend. In the win over Rowan, Hertz dished out 24 assists and had ten digs in two games played. Offensively, freshman Alisha Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa. /Red Lion) had 14 kills and just one error in 20 attempts as she hit a blistering .650 for the match. Sophomore Lindsay Schorner (Spring Grove, Pa. /Spring Grove) was the other Spartan to reach double figures in kills with 12 while she also had eight digs. Senior Lindsay Crider (Greencastle, Pa./James Buchanan) set for one game and accumulated 19 assists in addition to seven digs. The Spartans finished the match hitting .266 as a team while they also had six service aces for the match.
In the victory over Catholic, Hertz played another strong match with 37 assists, 12 digs, eight kills, and three blocks in the win. Hertz hit .444 for the match as the Spartans captured their third tournament title of the year. Schorner led the Spartan offensive attack with 12 kills and 14 digs for her third double-double of the tournament. Waltermyer had another solid hitting match with 10 kills and an attack percentage of .318. Sophomore Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) led the Spartans’ defensive effort with 20 digs in addition to her seven kills, two service aces, two blocks, and one assist. Senior Amy Livelsberger (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) notched 11 digs while senior libero Laura Krajewski (Livonia, Mich./Stevenson) added ten digs of her own.
Earlier this season, the Spartans won the Muhlenberg College Buttermaker Classic and the Spartan Best Western Westgate Invitational.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday in their final CAC match of the year as they host St. Mary’s College. Game time at the Grumbacher Center is set for 7:00 pm.