October 20, 2009

Spartans Bounce Saints to Pick Up CAC Win

ARLINGTON, VA – The York College volleyball squad posted a four-set victory at Marymount University in a Capital Athletic Conference match on Tuesday evening in Arlington, VA. The Spartans improve to 16-8 overall and 4-3 in the CAC. The Saints fall to 17-10 with the loss while they drop to 2-4 in the conference. The win was the fifth straight for the Spartans.

The Spartans dropped set one 28-26 but bounced back to run off the next three sets 25-21, 25-18, and 25-21 to take home the victory.

Junior Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) powered the Spartan offense as she banged out 17 kills and .343 for the match. She also had three block assists as she totaled a team-high 19.5 points for the match. Sophomore Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) had a big match as she had 14 kills, 12 digs, and one block assist for 14.5 points. Bucher hit .344 for the match and was one of four Spartans to hit over .340 for the match.

Freshman Melissa Patterson (Edgewater, Md./South River) was the third Spartan to reach double figures in points as she had 11 for the match. Patterson banged out nine kills in addition to a solo block and a pair of block assists. Patterson had just one error in 18 attempts as she hit .444 for the night. Junior Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) also had a big night as she hit .444 with eight kills and no errors in her 18 attempts. Beshore, who leads the conference in attack percentage, also had two block assists and four digs.

Sophomore setter Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) played well as she handed out 52 assists and collected 21 digs for the double-double. Rentzel also had three service aces, a solo block and a pair of kills in the win. Ashley Rineman (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) recorded 20 digs for York while Jana Arentz (Hanover, Pa./Hanover) and Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) also chipped in on the defensive end of the floor with 14 and 11 digs respectively.

The Spartans hit .291 for the match including .348 in the third set and .387 in the decisive fourth set.

The Green and White return to action on Friday evening as they face Geneva in the opening round of the Wid Guisler Invitational hosted by Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. The Spartans play at 6:00 pm. The Spartans then face Carnegie Mellon at 1:00 pm followed by a match against the host Eagles at 5:00 pm.

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Heather Bucher photo by Scott Guise

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