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Spartans Travel to CNU for CAC Semis

Spartans Travel to CNU for CAC Semis

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College volleyball team travels to Newport News to take on the second-seeded Christopher Newport Captains in the Capital Athletic Tournament CAC Semifinals.

 

York entered the tournament as the third seed and defeated Frostburg State in the first round while the Captains are the #2 seed and topped Penn St. Harrisburg in the opening round. The game is scheduled for 7:00 pm in the Freeman Center.

 

SCOUTING THE SPARTANS

Head Coach: Dan Mickle (2nd season, 39-16, 9-7 CAC)

Record: 20-8 overall, 4-3 in the Capital Athletic Conference (3rd seed), 3-5 on the road

 

Spartan Leaders

 

Brooke Krebs: 267 kills, 2.78 kills per set, .172 attack %, 19 service aces, 223 digs, 2.32 digs per set, 14 blocks, 300 points

Madyson Whitcomb: 242 kills, 2.47 kills per set, .400 attack %, 20 digs, 0.20 digs per set, 57 blocks, 0.94 blocks per set, 299 points

Eryn Brady: 199 kills, 1.97 kills per set, .200 attack %, 44 digs, 0.44 digs per set, 32 blocks, 0.53 blocks per set, 232 points 

Alexis Harbold: 469 digs, 5.86 digs per set, 59 assists, 0.74 assists per set, 16 service aces 

Gabby Emeigh604 assists, 5.98 assists per set, 49 service aces, 0.49 service aces per set, 213 digs, 2.11 digs per set

 

Spartan Team Statistics

 

28 matches, 103 sets played

1208 kills

11.73 kills per set

512 errors

3557 total attacks

.196 attack %

1123 assists

10.90 assists per set

188 service aces

1.83 service aces per set

243 service errors

140 reception errors

1630 digs

15.83 digs per set

69 solo blocks

273 block assists

206 total blocks

61 block errors

58 ball handling errors

15.5 points per set

 

SCOUTING THE CAPTAINS

Head Coach: Lindsay Birch (17th season, 518-122, 48-3 CAC)

Record: 23-5 overall, 6-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference (2nd seed), 15-2 at home

#25 in AVCA National Coaches Poll

 

Captain Leaders

 

Katie Piper: 270 kills, 2.70 kills per set .190 attack %, 36 service aces, 227 digs, 2.27 digs per set, 72 blocks, 321.5 points

Megan O'Hara: 239 kills, 2.32 kills per set, .243 attack %, 42 digs, 0.41 digs per set, 45 blocks, 284 points

Riley Garrison: 207 kills, 2.09 kills per set, .283 attack %, 31 digs, 63 blocks, 1.14 blocks per set, 288 points

Josie Lucernoni: 395 digs, 4.34 digs per set, 80 assists, 0.88 assists per set, 25 service aces

Lauren Tracy: 437 assists, 8.25 assists per set, 16 service aces, 134 digs, 2.53 digs per set

 

Captain Team Statistics

 

28 matches, 103 sets played

1265 kills

12.28 kills per set

469 errors

3541 total attacks

.225 attack %

1167 assists

11.3 assists per set

209 service aces

2.03 service aces per set

256 service errors

117 reception errors

1572 digs

15.26 digs per set

42 solo blocks

367 block assists

225.5 total blocks

43 block errors

61 ball handling errors

16.5 points per set

 

WHAT'S ON THE LINE

The winner of the match will advance to the CAC Championships that will take place at the highest remaining seed on Saturday, November 3. The other semifinal match is between top-seeded Mary Washington and #5 seed Salisbury. The Spartans defeated Salisbury at home while falling to the Eagles at home earlier in the season.

 

All-Time CAC Volleyball Championships

8 – Salisbury (98, 00, 04, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12)

5 – Gallaudet (92, 95, 96, 99, 03)

4 – Christopher Newport (13, 14, 15, 17)

3 – Catholic (94, 01, 02)

2 – Mary Washington (91, 16)

1 – Goucher (1993)

1 – York (Pa.) (1997)

1 – Frostburg State (2010)

2005 and 2006 championships (Gallaudet) were vacated due to NCAA infractions

 

CAC Team Rankings

Kills: York 4th, CNU 2nd 

Kills per set: York 3rd, CNU 1st

Attack %: York 3rd, CNU 1st

Assists: York 4th, CNU 2nd 

Assists per set: York 3rd, CNU 2nd

Service aces: York 6th, CNU 2nd

Service aces per set: York 5th, CNU 3rd

Digs: York 3rd, CNU 5th

Digs per set: York 4th, CNU 6th

Solo blocks: York 3rd, CNU 6th

Block assists: York 4th, CNU 1st

Blocks per set: York 3rd, CNU 2nd

Points per set: York 4th, CNU 1st

 

CAC Individual Leaders

Kills

5. Katie Piper (CNU) – 270

6. Brooke Krebs (YCP) – 267

 

Kills per set

4. Brooke Krebs (YCP) – 2.78

6. Katie Papier (CNU) – 2.70

8. Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) – 2.47

 

Attack %

1. Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) - .400

3. Riley Garrison (CNU) - .283 

5. Mackenzie Wright (CNU) - .270

7. Abby Oren (CNU) - .251

9. Megan O'Hara (CNU) - .243

 

Assists

5. Gabby Emeigh (YCP) – 604

9. Lauren Tracy (CNU) – 437 

10. Hope Webb (CNU) – 311 

 

Assists per set

2. Lauren Tracy (CNU) – 8.25 

8. Gabby Emeigh (YCP) – 5.98

9. Ashley Burgess (CNU) – 4.78

10. Hope Webb (CNU) – 4.57

 

Service aces

T-3. Gabby Emeigh (YCP) – 49

 

Digs

4. Alexis Harbold (YCP) – 469

7. Josie Lucernoni (CNU) – 396

 

Digs per set

1. Alexis Harbold (YCP) – 5.86

7. Josie Lucernoni (CNU) – 4.30

 

Solo blocks

T-5.  Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) – 22

T-8. Cheyenne Atland (YCP) – 17

 

Block assists

1. Riley Garrison (CNU) – 100

2. Megan O'Hara (CNU) – 84 

5. Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) – 70

T-9. Mackenzie Wright (CNU) – 56 

 

Total blocks

1. Riley Garrison (CNU) – 113 

3. Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) – 92

4. Megan O'Hara (CNU) – 87

 

Total points

5. Riley Piper (CNU) – 321.5

7. Brooke Krebs (YCP) – 300

8. Madyson Whitcomb (YCP) – 299

T-10. Riley Garrison (CNU) – 288 

 

Points per set

4. Katie Piper (CNU) – 3.2

T-5. Brooke Krebs(YCP) – 3.1

T-5. Madyson Whitcomb(YCP) – 3.1

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET 

The Spartans dropped their regular season meeting on the road in the Freeman Center against the Captains in straight sets by scores of 20-25, 19-25, 16-25. York is looking for their first ever win against the Captains as the Spartans are 0-7 all-time when playing CNU. The teams have only met once in the CAC tournament which was a first round defeat at Christopher Newport back in 2016.

 

MATCH COVERAGE  

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