Spartans Travels to Catholic and Comes Home with 3-1 Win

YORK, PA-The York College women’s volleyball squad remained unbeaten as they rolled past Catholic University 3-1 in a non-conference contest on Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. The Spartans defeated their former Capital Athletic Conference rival 25-20, 25-16, 18-25, and 25-21. York improves to 3-0 overall while the Cardinals fall to 2-3 for 2008.
The Spartans played well in the first two sets to take the early lead. The green and white then made extensive substitutions in the third set, which the Cardinals captured. York closed out the fourth game by outlasting the Cardinals by four points. The Spartans hit a robust .361 in the final set to help earn the win.
Freshman Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) continued her strong play with 11 kills, 24 assists, nine digs and a service ace. Bucher hit .588 for the game as she made just one error in 17 attack attempts. Junior Casi Brough (Hanover, Pa./Spring Grove) notched 10 kills and 10 digs for the double-double. Sophomore Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) contributed nine kills, four blocks and four digs. Freshman Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) chipped in with nine kills of her own while she also had four blocks of her own.
Junior libero Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) paced the Spartans’ defensive effort as she notched 21 digs. Freshman Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) added 18 assists and eight digs to the Spartan cause.
The Spartans finished the match hitting .258 while they also racked up seven service aces, three block solos and eight team blocks.
The Spartans return to action at the Muhlenberg College Buttermaker Tournament on Friday afternoon. The green and white face DeSales University in the opening round at 4:00 pm followed by a match against Susquehanna University at 8:00 pm.