Spartan Volleyball Lose Pair in Championship Bracket

ALLENTOWN, PA-The York College women’s volleyball dropped both of their matches in the championship bracket of the 2008 Buttermaker Classic in Allentown, PA. The Spartans dropped a tough 3-2 loss to the host Mules before falling 3-1 to #17 Stevens. The scores in the Muhlenberg match were 21-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, and 15-7 while the set scores of the Stevens match were 25-12, 22-25, 25-18, and 25-15.
Against Muhlenberg, the Spartans lost their second five-set match of the weekend. York came out on fire as they hit .484 in the opening set. The Spartans followed that up with a second set that saw them hit .235. York then hit .184 in the third set, -.020 in the fourth set and .000 in the fifth set as their 2-0 lead slip away.
For the match, sophomore Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) continued her stellar play for the tournament as she had 11 kills en route to hitting .409 for the match. Waltermyer added five block assists and one service ace. Junior Jaclyn Davis (Cherry Hills, N.J./Cherry Hill East) recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs while junior Casi Brough (Hanover, Pa./Spring Grove) also had a double-double with 10 kills and 15 digs. Freshmen Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) and Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) each added double-doubles in the loss. Bucher had 22 assists, 14 digs, seven kills, one block solo and seven block assists. Rentzel also had 22 assists while she collected 11 digs. Junior libero Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) led the Spartans’ defensive charge as she notched 33 digs.
Against nationally ranked Stevens, the Spartans hit a paltry .037 for the game. Bucher, Brough and Davis led the Spartan offense with seven kills each. Bucher also had 14 assists and eight digs while Brough had 10 digs. Clemens again led the defense with 15 digs.
Clemens was selected to the All-Tournament team after her outstanding weekend. She finished with 101 digs in 17 games for the weekend.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to St. Mary’s College to open the Capital Athletic Conference campaign. Game time in St. Mary’s City is set for 7:00 pm.