ANNVILLE, PA – The York College volleyball squad saw their perfect start to the season come to an end as they dropped a pair of decisions in the opening round of the Lebanon Valley Tournament on Friday in Annville, PA. The Spartans lost to Lebanon Valley 3-0 in the opener and then dropped another 3-0 decision to Franklin & Marshall in the nightcap.
The Spartans are now 5-2 overall while Lebanon Valley is 5-1 and F&M is 6-0.
In the opening match against Lebanon Valley, the Spartans dropped the match by scores of 25-9, 25-21, and 25-23. The story of the match was the Spartans' inability to finish their attempts. York hit a season-low -.079 as they made 31 mistakes with only 23 kills in 101 attempts.
Freshman Ijeoma Igwe (Windsor Mill, Md./Seton Keough) led the Spartan offense as she banged out nine kills in 20 attempts. Sophomore setter Allie Donahue (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) handed out 20 assists while she also had six digs, three kills and a solo block. Sophomore Katherine Graziano (Elkridge, Md./Archbishop Spalding) led the Spartan defense with a match-high 13 digs.
In the second match against the Diplomats, F&M notched a 25-20, 25-21, 25-23 victory.
Sophomore Emma Geisser (Rockville, Md./Magruder) led the Spartans with eight kills while she also had eight digs. Igwe also had eight kills while she added two block assists. Donahue dished out 24 assists in addition to notching two kills, two aces, and five digs.
Graziano paced the defense with 11 digs.
The Spartans return to action on Saturday morning when they square off against Central Penn at 11:00 am followed by a 3:00 pm match against Penn State Altoona.