September 12, 2008

Spartans Suffer a Pair of Losses at LVC Invitational

ANNVILLE, PA-The York College volleyball squad saw their losing streak grow to five as they dropped a pair of matches at the Lebanon Valley Flying Dutchmen Tournament on Friday evening. The Spartans fell to Philadelphia Biblical in five while the host Flying Dutchmen downed the green and white in four sets. The Philadelphia Biblical scores were 10-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-18, and 10-5. The set scores in the Spartan loss to LVC were 25-13, 21-25, 25-19, and 25-17.

In the loss to Philadelphia Biblical, the Spartans had match point twice only to see the Crimson Eagles come all the way back and capture sets three, four and five. The Spartans were paced by freshman Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) as she had nine kills, five assists and a pair of digs. Bucher hit .500 for the match as she scored nine points for the Spartans. Fellow freshman Sierra Dell (Glen Rock, Pa./Susquehannock) added eight kills and four digs while junior Jaclyn Davis (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) contributed eight kills, 13 digs, and one service ace. Freshman Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) handed out 26 assists and notched six digs. Junior libero Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) recorded a team-high 21 digs while junior Casi Brough (Hanover, Pa./Spring Grove) had 14 digs to go along with seven kills.

Against Lebanon Valley, Brough led the squad with 13 kills and 13 digs for the double-double. Bucher played another strong match as she had eight kills, 12 assists, six digs, and a pair of block assists. Clemens notched 27 digs to pace the Spartans’ defensive effort while freshman Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) recorded a career-high 15 digs in addition to her six kills. Rentzel recorded a double-double with 25 assists and 14 digs.

The Spartans return to action on Saturday afternoon as they face PSU-Altoona and Ursinus in the final day of the tournament. The Spartans face the Lions at 1:00 pm followed by a 3:00 pm contest against the Bears.

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