Spartans Drop Two Straight for the First Time in 2010

Spartans Drop Two Straight for the First Time in 2010

FROSTBURG, MD – The York College volleyball team had something happen to them that hasn't happened in 2010 as the Spartans were swept in a tri-match on Saturday in Frostburg, MD. The Green and White dropped a 3-1 decision to Frostburg in a Capital Athletic Conference showdown and then fell to Penn State-Altoona in the nightcap, 3-0.

The Spartans fall to 23-4 overall and 3-2 in the CAC as they have dropped three of their last four matches after their 21 game win streak was snapped Tuesday. The Bobcats remain atop the CAC standings as they are 5-0 in the league and 23-3 overall. PSU-Altoona is 17-9.

In the opener, the Bobcats won 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-21. The Spartans were led by senior Alysse Beshore and junior Julie Coombs as they each notched 12 kills. Beshore added seven digs, a solo block and block assist while Coombs contributed nine digs and a block assist. Junior Cortni Rentzel handed out 39 assists in addition to nine digs. Senior Jana Arentz led the Spartan defense with 16 digs while sophomore libero Ashley Rineman had 15 digs of her own. Senior Alishia Waltermyer chipped in with eight kills and five block assists.

The Spartans hit .162 for the match while they had eight service errors and four ball handling errors in the loss.

Against the Lions, the Spartans fell 25-20, 25-19, and 25-22 as all the sets were tight. Beshore again paced the Green and White offense with 13 kills as she was the lone Spartan to have more than seven kills. Rentzel had 30 assists and eight digs. Rineman led four Spartans in double figures in digs with 14. Coombs had 12 digs while junior Heather Bucher and freshman Brittnee Siegman had 10 digs each.

York hit a paltry .092 in the loss while they also had six service errors and eight reception errors in the match.

The Spartans return to Wolf Gymnasium on Tuesday night when they host Wesley College in a Capital Athletic Conference match. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.