Spartan Volleyball Sweeps Saturday Tri-Match at St. Mary's

Brooke Krebs photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Brooke Krebs photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College Spartan volleyball team picked up a pair of big wins on Saturday including a Capital Athletic Conference win in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Spartans blanked the host Seahawks 3-0 in the league contest and completed the sweep with a 3-2 win over Stevenson in the nightcap.  

 

Match #14

Records: York 9-5 (1-1 CAC), St. Mary's 11-7 (0-2 CAC)

Scores: York def. SMC 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-14)  

Kills: York 42, SMC 25

Errors: York 15, SMC 21

Attack Percentage: York .265, SMC .037

Assists: York 39, SMC 22

Service Aces: York 3, SMC 4

Digs: York 52, SMC 41

Blocks: YCP 5.0, SMC 2.0

 

Spartan Leaders

Madyson Whitcomb: 13 kills, .375 attack % (13-4-24), 2 solo blocks, 2 block assists

Brooke Krebs: 11 kills, .200 attack %, 13 digs, 1 service ace

Gabby Emeigh: 23 assists, 9 digs

Alexandra Daley: 14 assists, 1 dig

Alexis Harbold: 19 digs, 2 assists, 1 service ace

 

Seahawk Leaders

Meghan Kelley: 8 kills, 1 dig, 1 block assist

Ellyse Sutliff: 5 kills, 2 assists, 1 dig, 1 block assist

Mia Griffiths: 14 assists, 3 kills, 1 service ace, 5 digs

Marissa Dangler: 11 digs, 1 service ace, 1 assist

 

How It Happened:

• The Spartans pushed out to an early 12-6 set one advantage to seize control early. St. Mary's came back to tie the set at 16 but a Cheyenne Altland kill and a St. Mary's attack error gave York a two-point lead. The Spartans would maintain the lead the rest of the set as they earned a five-point set one win.  

• York again forged ahead early in set two. The Seahawks again tied the set at 16 and this time York answered with a three point run to take a 19-16 lead. St. Mary's cut the lead to one twice but York closed out the set with a 5-1 run to win set two 25-20.

• The start of the third set was much like the first two sets as the Spartans led 10-3. The teams split the next 14 points as York led 17-10. York concluded the match by scoring eight of the next 12 points to secure the 25-14 win.

 

Match #15

Records: York 10-5, Stevenson 10-8

Scores: York def. Stevenson 25-14, 19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9  

Kills: York 53, SU 48

Errors: York 22, SU 25

Attack Percentage: York .209, SU .165

Assists: York 51, SU 45

Service Aces: York 15, SU 7

Digs: York 59, SU 62

Blocks: YCP 8.0, SU 8.0

 

Spartan Leaders

Brooke Krebs: 17 kills, .182 attack %, 10 digs, 1 service ace, 2 block assists

Eryn Brady: 11 kills, .346 attack % (11-2-26), 1 dig

Tyler Williams: 11 kills, .143 attack %, 2 digs, 3 block assists

Gabby Emeigh: 32 assists, 5 service aces, 14 digs, 1 kills

Alexis Harbold: 19 digs, 4 assists, 2 service aces

Madyson Whitcomb: 9 kills, .350 attack % (9-2-20), 4 block assists

 

Mustang Leaders

Katie Leftridge: 15 kills. 250 attack%, 6 digs, 1 solo block

Moriah Savage: 12 kills, .308 attack % (12-4-26), 4 block assists

Sarah Riggin: 21 digs, 4 assists

Emily Castro: 23 assists, 2 kills, 6 service aces, 7 digs

Darian Hileman: 20 digs, 5 kills, 2 block assists

 

How It Happened

• In set number one, the Spartans raced out to a 10-1 lead as they carried over the momentum from their match win over St. Mary's. The Spartan lead never fell below eight the rest of the was as York cruised to a decisive set one win.

• The Mustangs were much better in set two as they pushed out to a 15-10 lead. York got to within three at 20-17 but the Mustangs closed out the set on a 5-2 run to even the match at one.

• The third set was back and forth early as the set was tied at 11 and again at 12. The Spartans scored three straight points to take a lead they would not lose the rest of the set as the Green and White would take the set 25-19.

• The Mustang forced a fifth set after capturing a back-and-forth fourth set. With the set tied at 16, the Mustangs won three straight points to seize control of the set and eventually capture a 25-22 win.

• The Green and White burst out to a quick 5-2 lead in the decisive fifth set. The Mustangs pulled to within one at 10-9 but York ripped off the final five points of the match to earn the win.

 

Notes:

York has now won two straight against St. Mary's as they are 27-19 all-time against the Seahawks … the win over Stevenson snapped a four-match losing streak against the Mustangs but York still holds a 13-6 all-time edge in the series … York hit over .200 in both wins on Saturday … York had  a season-high 15 service aces in the win over Stevenson … York tied a season high with 16 block assists in the win over the Mustangs … York has won three straight and seven of their last eight matches.

 

Up Next:

York returns home on Wednesday evening when they host Gettysburg in a non-conference contest. The match will be the first of three straight at home for the Green and White. Game time is set for 7:00 pm in York.   

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