September 19, 2009

Depleated Spartans Earn Conference Win at Stevenson

GREENSPRING, MD- The York College volleyball squad, despite missing three members of their normal rotation, posted a 3-2 Capital Athletic Conference road win at Stevenson University on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans improve to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the CAC. The Mustangs are now 6-5 overall and 1-1 in the league.

The Spartans won the first two sets 25-12 and 25-21 before the Mustangs took set three 25-20 and set four 25-22. The Green and White took the decisive fifth set 15-12.

The Spartans were led by junior Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) as she banged out 11 kills, hit .417 for the match and posted eight blocks for a team-high 17 points. Sophomore Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) chipped in with 10 kills and 11 digs for the double-double. Junior Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) added nine kills and six digs. Sophomore Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) handed out 29 assists in four sets while she also had two kills, five digs, and four block assists. Freshman Melissa Patterson (Edgewater, Md./South River)  added seven points on six kills and a pair of block assists.

The Spartans hit .145 for the match including .222 and .206 in the first and second sets  before scuffling at .095 and .079 in sets three and four. York hit .200 in the final and decisive fifth set.

The Green and White return home on Tuesday evening when they host St. Mary’s in a Capital Athletic Conference match. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start.

MATCH BOX

Photo of Melissa Patterson courtesy of Steve Doemland (www.stevedoemland.com)

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