Spartans Split Pair at Buttermaker Tournament

ALLENTOWN, PA-The York College women’s volleyball squad split their opening two matches on Friday night at the Buttermaker Classic hosted by Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. The Spartans dropped a five-set match against DeSales as the Bulldogs posted a come from behind win, 18-25, 18-25, 25-17, 25-18, 15-13. In the nightcap, the green and white bounced back to blank Susquehanna 3-0. The scores in the second match were 25-22, 25-17, 25-14. The green and white are now 4-1 after the two matches.
In the loss to DeSales, the Spartans controlled the first two sets of the match. The Spartans substituted and lost the momentum. They could not regain the momentum as the Bulldogs captured the final three sets to steal the win from the green and white.
Sophomore Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) led the Spartan offense as she had 18 kills en route to hitting .310 for the match. Junior Casi Brough (Hanover, Pa./Spring Grove) notched one of three Spartan double-doubles as she had 13 kills and 18 digs. Freshmen Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) and Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) also recorded double-doubles for York. Bucher had 20 assists and 12 digs while she also contributed two aces and three block assists. Rentzel added 29 assists and 11 digs to the Spartan cause. Junior libero Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) continued her outstanding early season play as she recorded 35 digs in the game. Junior Jaclyn Davis (Cherry Hills, N.J./Cherry Hill East) was the third Spartan in double figures in kills with 10 while she also had eight digs.
In the win over Susquehanna, the Spartans played well en route to the win. York hit .227 for the match, as they were very consistent. They hit .222 for the first set, .229 for the second set and .231 for the third set.
Waltermyer continued to power the green and white offense with nine kills and just one error as she hit .444 for the game. Bucher had 16 assists, seven kills, six digs, and one service ace while fellow freshman Sierra Dell (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) added seven kills and five block assists. Clemens collected another 20 digs while she also had four service aces. Rentzel handed out 15 assists in addition to five assists.
The Spartans continue their stay in Allentown on Saturday as they advance to the championship bracket where they will look to defend their 2007 Buttermaker Classic title. The Spartans face the host Mules at 10:00 am followed by a contest against #17 Stevens at 12:00 pm.