October 7, 2009

Spartans Struggle in Loss to Gallaudet

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad put together one of their worst performances of the year as the Spartans dropped a 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference decision to Gallaudet University on Wednesday evening in York, PA. The Spartans, losers of three straight, fall to 10-7 overall and 2-3 in the CAC while the Bison improve to 12-8 overall and 3-1 in the league.

The set scores were 25-19, 25-23, and 25-18. The Spartans were competitive in the first two sets but fell short late in each set as the Bison took the commanding lead. The third set was ugly from the start as the Bison ran off six straight points to put the Green and White in the early hole. York would try to fight out of the hole but their efforts would not be enough as the Bison cruised to the sweep.

The Spartans were paced by senior Jaci Davis (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill) as she tallied eight kills with five digs as she posted a team-high eight points. Alysse Beshore (York, Pa./Northeastern) added five kills with no errors as she hit .500 for the match. Beshore also had three block assists for 6.5 points. Junior Alishia Waltermyer (Brogue, Pa./Red Lion) also had 6.5 points as she tallied six kills with a block assist. Cortni Rentzel (Mt. Wolf, Pa./Northeastern) handed out 21 assists while she also had two service aces, two kills, and six digs. Sophomore Julie Coombs (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) led the Spartan defense with seven digs.

York returns to action on Friday evening when they travel to Susquehanna to participate in the Crusader Classic in Selinsgrove, PA. York faces Montclair State at 6:00 pm followed by a contest against the host Crusaders at 8:00 pm.

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Heather Bucher photo by Scott Guise