READING, PA – The York College volleyball team earned their third win in their last four games as the Spartans downed Penn State Berks 3-0 in non-conference action on Tuesday night in Reading, PA.
Score: York 3, PSU Berks 0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21)
Records: York 7-8, PSU Berks 6-8
Kills: York 38, Berks 32
Errors: York 16, Berks 17
Attacks: York 98, Berks 109
Attack %: York .224, Berks .138
Assists: York 35, Berks 32
Service Aces: York 9, Berks 4
Service Errors: York 3, Berks 9
Digs: York 49, Berks 36
Total Blocks: York 5.0, Berks 3.0
How It Happened
• The Spartans jumped out to an early 7-2 first set lead. York eventually built the lead to 13-6 on a Madyson Whitcomb and Abby Diehl combo block. The Lions fashioned a 7-1 run to cut York's lead to 14-13. York responded with an 8-1 run to push out to a 22-14 lead. The Green and White closed out the set by scoring three of the final five points for the 25-16 set one win.
• The second set featured six ties over the opening 22 points of the set. The Spartans scored eight of the next 11 points of the set to take a 19-14 lead. The Lions cut the lead to three at 21-18 but the Spartans scored the final four points of the set to take the 2-0 lead.
• The third set was very tight as the set featured 13 ties over the first 36 points. The Lions took a 20-18 lead but the Spartans responded by scoring five of the final eight points of the set to close out the three-game sweep.
Madyson Whitcomb: 11 kills, .786 attack % (11-0-14), 1 solo block, 2 block assists, 1 service ace
Claire Shorb: 6 kills, .333 attack %, 3 digs
Abby Diehl: 19 assists, 2 service aces, 1 block assist, 9 digs
Emily Pupo: 11 digs, 4 assists
Lydia Stump: 3 service aces, 8 digs, 1 kill
Natalie Dwyer: 10 kills, .280 attack %, 1 assist, 1 service ace, 6 digs
Zoe Barna: 9 kills, .222 attack %, 1 block assist, 3 digs
Julia Rathsam: 28 assists, 1 kill, 1 block assist, 8 digs
York is now 3-0 all-time against Penn State Berks as they have blanked the Lions 3-0 in their last two meetings … York has won three of their last four matches as they are now just one game under .500 for the season (7-8) … York hit .224 for the match and that's the fourth time they have hit over .200 for a match … three of those four time have come in the last four matches as they hit .324 against Valley Forge, .239 against Misericordia, and .224 against Berks … York had nine service aces and just three service errors in the win … senior Madyson Whitcomb has continued to punish the volleyball as she hit .786 for the match with 11 kills and zero errors in 14 attempts … Whitcomb has hit over .400 six times this year as she owns an overall attack percentage of .390 … her .786 attack percentage sets a new career high for the senior … Whitcomb's final kill in the match was her 750th as a Spartan … York is now 3-4 in matches decided in three sets … the match against Berks was the first of six that the Spartans will play in the next five days.
The Spartans return home for just their third match at home in 2019. The Spartans will host Penn State Altoona in a non-conference contest. The match is slated for a 7:00 pm start at Charles Wolf Gymnasium.