Spartans Celebrate Senior Day in Style

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad cruised to a 3-0 Capital Athletic Conference win in their 2010 regular season home finale at Wolf Gym on Thursday night. The Spartans improve to 25-4 overall and 5-2 in the CAC while the Saints fall to 9-18 and 2-5 in the conference.

Prior to the contest, the Spartans celebrated Senior Night as middle hitter Alishia Waltermyer, middle hitter Alysse Beshore, and defensive specialist Jana Arentz were making their final regular season appearance at Wolf Gym.

The Spartans got the night started off right with a 25-15 win in the opening set. York never trailed as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead. The Saints cut the lead to two eight different times with the last time coming at 12-10. The Spartans outscored the Saints 13-5 the remainder of the set to get off on the right foot.

Marymount jumped on the Spartans early in set two as they led 8-2 after just ten points. The Spartans trailed by as many as seven before tying the match at 11, 12, and 20. The Spartans trailed 20-17 before hitting the Saints with a 5-0 run that turned their three-point deficit into a 22-20 edge. The Spartans scored three of the final five points of the match to capture the 25-22 win.

The Spartans used the momentum of the late victory in the second set to surge to an early advantage in the third game. York jumped out to an 8-2 lead and the Saints never got closer than three the rest of the way. York ended the match on an 8-1 run to secure the 25-15 third set win.

The Green and White was powered by Beshore as she went off in the final CAC regular season home match of her career. The senior registered 17 kills in just 25 attempts as she hit a mind-numbing .680 for the match. She added six digs, a solo block and a pair of block assists in the win. Waltermyer added six kills and a block assist while Arentz contributed eight digs and four service aces off the bench.

Junior Cortni Rentzel distributed 35 assists and had four digs while sophomore Ashley Rineman led the defensive effort with 13 digs. Junior Julie Coombs chipped in with seven kills and nine digs for the Green and White.

The Spartans are now off until Wednesday when they travel to Salisbury for a very important CAC showdown with the Sea Gulls. The match is scheduled for a 7:00 pm start in Salisbury, Md.

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