Spartans Bounce Wolverines 3-0 for Second CAC Victory

Spartans Bounce Wolverines 3-0 for Second CAC Victory

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball team picked up a 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference victory in dominating fashion Wednesday evening from the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans improve their 2008 mark to 11-9 including 2-3 in league play winning their three games 25-6, 25-15, and 25-10. The visiting Wolverines drop to 10-7 and 1-3 in conference.

After surrendering the first point of the match, the Spartans rattled off six straight points to take a commanding 6-1 lead. The York advantage would be cut to four at 7-3, before the Spartans grabbed nine straight to push their margin to 16-3. York would take nine of the next eleven points to finish out the frame with the 25-6 victory.

The second stanza proved a slightly tighter game. Sophomore Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) tallied four of York’s first five points in the second game as the Spartans lead 5-2 early. Wesley would inch back to draw within one at 11-10, courtesy of three straight Spartan miscues. After a kill from Wesley freshman Jessica Taylor, York let the ensuing serve land just on the line followed by two consecutive hitting errors. The Spartans would quickly snap out of the short lull taking ten of the next eleven points, including a seven-point run. With the score line sitting a 21-11, the sides nearly traded the next several points before junior Casi Brough (Hanover, Pa./Spring Grove) finished the game with a floor-rattling kill.

York continued their dominance in the third game, jumping out to an 8-1 margin. Later in the frame, a seven-point run, which included back-to-back service aces from freshman Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle), would push the Spartan lead to 17-3,. The green and white would then propel their advantage to an impressive 20-6 before finishing out the game and the match with a 25-10 victory.

Waltermyer had yet another strong outing for the Spartan squad, recording eight kills on eight attempts for a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage. Freshman Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) was nothing short of outstanding, tallying eight kills and registering one solo block. Brough posted eight kills as well, the third Spartan to reach that mark in the match. Buchar posted six kills, 16 assists, and three service aces while freshman Cortni Rentzl (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) handed-out a team-high 18 helpers. Junior libero Amanda Clemens (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) led the Spartans with nine digs and also chipped in with three service aces. Freshman Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) pitched in a team-leading five service aces.

York returns to action on Saturday, October 4, as the green and white host Franklin and Marshall on York’s Fall Fest Weekend. The Spartans and Diplomats are slated for a in a 12:00 pm start.


Casi Brough photo courtesy of Scott Guise