September 17, 2010

Spartans Extend Win Streak to Nine with a Pair of Friday Victories

ASTON, PA – The York College volleyball team remained red hot as they extended their win streak to nine with a pair of straight set wins on Friday at the 2010 Neumann University Knights Invitational hosted by Neumann University in Aston, PA. The Spartans opened the day with a 25-6, 25-18, 25-13 win over Wesley and concluded their Friday with a 25-10, 25-14, 25-21 victory over Marywood College.

The Spartans improve to 10-1 overall while Wesley stands at 1-11 and Marywood is now 5-3.

In the win over Wesley, the Spartans did not have a single player reach double figures in kills as all 14 players saw action in the match. Senior Alysse Beshore had eight kills in 14 attempts as she hit .500 for the match. Sophomore Dani Mastroieni also had eight kills in the match to help pace the Spartan offense. Sophomore Melissa Patterson came off the bench to record seven kills for the Green and White.

Junior setter Cortni Rentzel handed out 29 assists in addition to recording three kills and eight digs. Sophomore libero Ashley Rineman paced the Spartans' defensive effort with 12 digs while she also had three service aces.

In the nightcap, the Spartans rolled to their fourth consecutive straight set win as they cruised past Marywood. Junior Heather Bucher was outstanding as the outside hitter had 12 kills and hit .550 for the match. She also had seven digs, a pair of service aces, a solo block, a block assist and one assist. Senior Alishia Waltermyer had six kills in eight attempts while she also had a block assist in the win. Freshman Jessica Moyer came off the bench to drill home nine digs in 14 attempts with no errors as she hit a blistering .643 for the match.

Rentzel continues to engineer the offense efficiently as she had 37 assists, five digs, two kills, and one block assist. Rineman continues to be a defensive stalwart for York as she had a team-high 12 digs. Beshore contributed seven kills and a pair of block assists in the victory.

The Spartans put their win streak on the line on Saturday morning at 10:00 am when they face the host Knights. The result of that match will determine when the Green and White plays for a second time on Saturday.  

Photo: Melissa Patterson contributed seven kills in the Spartans' straight set win over Wesley.