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Knights Blank Spartans on Saturday in Buena Vista

Tyler Williams photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Tyler Williams photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

BUENA VISTA, VA – The York College volleyball squad made the long trip to Southern Virginia on Saturday and heads home on the short end of a 3-0 result. The Knights, who dropped a four-set loss to York earlier in the month, got on top early and the Spartans could never recover.  


Match #26

Final Score: York 0, Southern Virginia 3 (25-18, 25-20, 25-12)

Records: York 14-12 (3-4 CAC), SVU 14-9 (3-4 CAC)

Kills: York 26, SVU 30

Errors: York 28, SVU 12

Total Attacks: York 102, SVU 86

Attack %: York -.020, SVU .209

Assists: York 25, SVU 29

Service Aces: York 3, SVU 10

Service Errors: York 5, SVU 5

Digs: York 36, SVU 42

Total Blocks: York 5.0, SVU 9.0


How It Happened

• The first set of the match was tight early as there were six ties in the opening 18 points of the game. With the score tied at nine, the Knights went on a 7-2 run to take a 16-11 lead. The Spartans cut the SVU lead to 16-14 but the Knights scored six of the next eight points to push their lead back to six at 22-16. The Knights scored three of the final five points of the set to take the 25-18 set one victory.

• The second set was also close early as there were two ties in the first 18 points. The Knights again went on a run, this one a 7-1 spurt as SVU took a 16-10 lead. York battled back, cutting the SVU lead 21-20 on a Tyler Williams kill. The Knights closed out the set on a four -oint run. The run was aided by the Spartans as the Green and White committed three attack errors to close out the set.

• The third set saw the Knights assert control early as they sprinted out to a 12-4 lead. York got back to within six at 16-10 but SVU finished the match on a 9-2 run to close out the match.


Spartan Leaders

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 7 kills, 1 dig, 2 block assists

Tyler Williams: 8 kills, 3 digs, 1 block assist

Abby Diehl: 20 assists, 1 kill, 1 service ace, 3 digs, 1 solo block

Emily Pupo: 9 digs, 3 assists, 1 service ace


Knight Leaders

Kaely Rath: 10 kills, .333 attack %, 1 assist, 2 digs, 3 block assists

LaRee Crocket: 16 assists, 5 service aces, 4 digs

Emma Steiger: 15 digs, 2 assists

Elle Warnick: 10 assists, 1 kill, 3 digs



The Spartans are now 4-4 all-time against the Knights … the loss snaps a two-game win streak for the Spartans against SVU … the match is the last regular season meeting between the two schools as Capital Athletic Conference opponents as the Green and White heads to the MAC next fall … the Spartans hit a season-low -.020 and that's the first time they have hit negative for the year … the Spartans' 26 kills ties a season low (set at Mary Washington on October 11) … York's season low attack percentage came just one match after hitting a season-high .429 against St. Mary's on Wednesday night.


Up Next

The Spartans return home on Wednesday night as they host Salisbury University in a key Capital Athletic Conference contest. Game time at Charles Wolf Gymnasium is set for 7:00 pm. The Sea Gulls registered a tight 3-2 win over the Spartans in the game in Salisbury on October 9.