Volleyball Keeps Rolling with Sweep of Seahawks

Sydney Wilber photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Sydney Wilber photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

ST. MARY'S CITY, MD – The York College volleyball squad picked up their first Capital Athletic Conference win of the year as they blanked St. Mary's College 3-0 on Wednesday evening in St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Spartans have now won four straight and six of their last seven.


Match #21

Score: York 3, St. Mary's 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21)  

Records: York 12-9(1-1 CAC), St. Mary's 4-13 (0-2 CAC)

Kills: York 37, SMC 28

Errors: York 21, SMC 18,

Attacks: York 111, SMC 104

Attack %: York .144, SMC .095

Assists: York 33, SMC 25

Service Aces: York 10, SMC 4

Service Errors: York 6, SMC 6

Digs: York 52, SMC 49

Total Blocks: York 4.0, SMC 7.0


How It Happened

• The Spartans seized control of the first set early as they raced out to a 12-2 lead. York eventually pushed the lead to 22-6 before settling for the 25-16 win.

• York again jumped out in front in the second set as they scored 12 of the first 15 points of the set. York led 18-10 but the Seahawks scored seven of the next nine points of the set, cutting York's lead to 20-17. Abby Diehl recorded a kill to slow the run but St. Mary's ripped off the next four points in a row to tie the set at 21. Another Diehl kill followed by a Kierstin Grove service ace gave York a 23-21 lead. The Seahawks got the next point but York closed out the set with kills from Sydney Wilber and Healani Markham to earn the 25-22 win.

• The third set was much closer at the start. There were three ties in the first 12 points. The Seahawks went on a quick 5-0 run to take a 9-6 lead. The Spartans would come back and tie the set at 15. That tie came in the middle of a 9-1 run that gave York an 21-16 lead. St. Mary's cut the Spartan lead to 24-21 before Wilber closed out the match with a kill, giving York the 3-0 win.


Spartan Leaders

Madyson Whitcomb: 8 kills, .462 attack %, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 7 kills, .412 attack %,, 2 block assists

Abby Diehl: 25 assists, 4 kills, 10 digs, 1 block assist

Healani Markham: 10 digs, 1 kill, 3 assists, 1 service ace

Sydney Wilber: 7 kills, .375 attack %, 3 digs, 1 block assist


Seahawks Leaders

Kyra Feinaeur: 10 kills, 2 digs, 3 block assists

Fatima Bouzid: 21 assists, 2 kills, 1 service ace, 10 digs, 2 block assists

Emily Benedict: 19 digs, 1 service ace



York is now 28-19 all-time against the Seahawks as York has won three straight in the series … York is now 6-4 in matches decided in three games … York has won eight of their last ten matches with six of those wins coming by scores of 3-0 … York had ten service aces and that's the ninth time they have reached double figures for the year … York had 52 digs in the win as they now have had 50 or more digs in 13 games.


Up Next:

The Spartans return home on Saturday afternoon as they will host Southern Virginia University in a Capital Athletic Conference match. The contest is started for a 12:00 pm start. York will recognize their four seniors prior to the match.