October 19, 2010

Spartans Cruise Past Wolverines

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad resumed their winning ways on Tuesday night as they downed Wesley College 3-0 in a Capital Athletic Conference contest at Wolf Gymnasium. The Spartans improve to 24-4 overall and 4-2 in the CAC while the Wolverines fall to 5-27 and 1-5 in the league.

The Spartans won the match 25-11, 25-19, and 25-12.

The first set was tight throughout the early points. With York leading 11-8, the Spartans fashioned a set-changing 9-1 run that pushed the lead to 11 at 20-9. The Green and White then closed out the set by scoring five of the final seven points to take the 14-point set one win.

The Wolverines came out strong in the second set as they overcame an early 3-0 deficit to forge a 9-6 lead. The Spartans chipped away at their deficit, eventually tying the set at 12. That fifth and final tie of the set was a part of a 7-0 run that turned the two point Spartan deficit into a 17-12 advantage. The Wolverines eventually trimmed the York lead to one at 18-17 but the Spartans closed out the set on a 7-2 run as they posted the six-point win.

The third set saw the Spartans again trail early only to come back and tie the set at four. York then put together a 9-3 run to forge a 15-7 lead. The Wolverines closed to within 15-9 after a timeout but York ended the game on a 10-3 run to conclude the contest.

The Spartans were led by senior Alysse Beshore as the middle hitter had eight kills and a .429 attack percentage in the match. Beshore also added solo block and a pair of block assists in the win. Junior Heather Bucher chipped in with seven kills in 11 attempts as she hit a blistering .636 for the match. Junior Cortni Rentzel handed out 29 assists in addition to seven digs. Sophomore Ashley Rineman led the Spartan defense with 16 digs.

York finished the match hitting .311. It is the third time this season they have hit over .300 in a match and the second time in CAC play this campaign.

The Spartans return to action on Thursday when they host Marymount in a CAC contest at Wolf Gym. The Spartans will honor their three seniors prior to the match which is slated for a 7:00 pm start.

Alysse Beshore photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh (www.sharpedgefoto.com)