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Volleyball Snaps Losing Skid With 3-0 Win over St. Mary's

Claire Shorb photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Claire Shorb photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad snapped their two-match losing streak with a 3-0 win over St. Mary's College on Wednesday night in York. The Spartans swept the Seahawks on the season as they earned a 3-0 win in St. Mary's City two weeks ago.


Match #25

Final Score: York 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1 (25-9, 25-22, 25-13)

Records: York 14-11 (3-3 CAC), SMC 5-17 (0-6 CAC)

Kills: York 45, SMC 18

Errors: York 6, SMC 17

Total Attacks: York 91, SMC 86

Attack %: York .429, SMC .012

Assists: York 42, SMC 18

Service Aces: York 5, SMC 3

Service Errors: York 5, SMC 2

Digs: York 49, SMC 26

Total Blocks: York 5.0, SMC 6.0


How It Happened

• The Spartans got off to a good start in the first set as they led 6-4 through the first ten points of the set. York then went on a 12-2 run to push out to a 18-6 advantage. The Green and White built the lead to 16 and then settled for a 25-9 set one win.

• The second set was much tighter than the first. The set was tied 2-2 early before the Spartans scored the next point to take the lead. The Seahawks wouldn't let the Spartans pull away as York's biggest lead was three points until York finally broke beyond that margin at 16-12. The York lead grew to 18-12 before St. Mary's smacked the Spartans with an 8-0 run to take a 20-18 lead. The Spartans trailed 22-20 but scored the final five points of the set to secure the 25-22 set win.  

• York got off to a good start in the third set as the Spartans led 9-3. Later in the set, the Spartans went on a 9-0 run to take a 21-9 lead. The Spartans would eventually close out the match with a 25-13 set three win.


Spartan Leaders

Claire Shorb: 12 kills, .455 attack %, 3 digs, 1 service ace

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 9 kills, .444 attack %, 1 block assist

Gabby Emeigh: 18 assists, 1 kill, 4 digs

Sydney Wilber: 9 kills, .600 attack %, 3 digs, 2 block assists

Emily Pupo: 22 digs, 4 assists

Kierstin Grove: 6 kills, .600 attack %, 2 solo blocks


Seahawk Leaders

Ellyse Sutliff: 5 kills, 3 digs

Kyra Feinaeur: 5 kills, 1 dig, 1 block assist

Katie Agate: 11 assists, 1 service ace, 3 digs

Fatima Bouzid: 6 assists, 5 digs



The Spartans are now 29-19 all-time against St. Mary's as York has won four straight in the series … York is now 7-5 in three set decisions this year … the Spartans hit a blistering .429 in the win, a season high by almost 105 points (.324 vs. Valley Forge on September 20) … York had a season-low six attack errors in the win … York's previous low in attack errors came against Valley Forge (11 errors) … junior libero Emily Pupo went over 20 digs for the sixth time this year … freshman Claire Shorb had a career-high 12 kills as she hit a career-high .455 (12-2-22) in the win … senior Gabby Emeigh notched her 1,800 career assist in the win as she now has 1,807 n her 112 matches played for the Spartans … the Spartans won their first match without the services of All-CAC middle hitter Madyson Whitcomb.


Up Next

The Spartans head back out on the road on Saturday as they head to Buena Vista, Virginia to take on the Southern Virginia University Knights in a Capital Athletic Conference match. The contest is set for a 12:00 pm start at the Knights Sports Arena.