HUNTINGDON, PA – The York College women’s volleyball squad dropped their third match at the Wid Guisler Invitational hosted by Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA as the second ranked Eagles of Juniata downed the Spartans 3-0 on Saturday evening. The Eagles won the match decisively 25-13, 25-14, and 25-17.
Juniata improves to 27-2 overall while the Spartans, losers of three straight, fall to 16-11 for the campaign.
The opening set was even early but the Eagles slowly pulled away as the set progressed. Juniata led 14-10 and then went on an 11-3 run to close out the first set.
In set two, the Eagles jumped out to a big 12-1 lead. The Spartans would not be able to get any closer than nine points during the remainder of the set.
York continued to work hard and attempt to keep up with the nation’s second ranked team but the Spartans would not be able to keep the Eagles from pulling away late in set three.
The Spartans were led by Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) as she had six points on four kills, two service aces, and five digs. Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) led York with five kills while Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) added four kills and a service ace. Freshman Ashley Rineman (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) led the defense with a match-high 18 digs. Sophomore setter Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) had 14 assists, with two digs, and one kill.
The Spartans hit just .010 for the match while the Eagles hit a blistering .324.
York returns to action on Wednesday night when
they host Hood College in their final CAC regular season game of
the year. The match begins at 7:00 pm.
Heather Bucher photo by Steve Doemland