YORK, PA – The York College women’s volleyball squad posted a pair of wins during day one of the Spartan Best Western Westgate Invitational in York. The Spartans defeated Moravian College 3-1 in the opener and completed the sweep with a 3-0 win over Rowan in the nightcap. The Spartans have now won four straight as they improve to 9-4 overall.
The Spartans won the match by the scores of 25-22, 25-14, 21-25, and 25-13. The Green and White were led by the talented tandem of Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) and Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion). Beshore banged out 15 kills with three service aces and a solo block for a team-best 19 points. Beshore also continued her torrid hitting percentage as she hit .435 for the match. It is the eighth time in 12 matches that she has been over the .400 mark for a match as she is hitting .383 for the season. Waltermyer added 12 kills, a service ace and two block assists for 14 points. Sophomore Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) was the third Spartan to reach double figures as she had eight kills and two aces for 10 points. Coombs also had 11 digs for the Green and White defense. Freshman Ashley Rineman (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) paced York’s defensive effort with 14 digs while she also had a pair of service aces. Setter Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) notched the double-double with 44 assists and 12 digs while she also contributed four of the Spartans’ 12 service aces.
The Spartans rolled past Rowan 25-17, 25-19, 25-18 in the final match of the night. Sophomore Heather Bucher (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) led the Spartans with 12 kills, six digs, and four block assists for 14 points. Beshore notched seven kills and five block assists while Waltermyer had eight kills with just one error in 24 attempts in addition to a block assist. Rentzel handed out 42 assists to go along with nine digs and a service ace. Rineman once again led the defense with 26 digs as she was the only Spartan in double figures in that category. Coombs added eight kills and eight digs while senior Jaclyn Davis (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) contributed five kills in ten attempts in just one set played.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday for
day two of the tournament. The Green and White faces Messiah at
12:00 pm followed by a date with Lebanon Valley at 2:00 pm. York,
Messiah and Lebanon Valley each made it through day one with
perfect 2-0 marks.
Heather Bucher photo courtesy of Steve Doemland (www.stevedoemland.com)