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Volleyball Falls to CNU in Three Sets Friday

Hannah Siaurusaitis photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Hannah Siaurusaitis photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The York College volleyball squad continued their late season struggles as the Christopher Newport Captains blanked the Spartans 3-0 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Friday night in Newport News, Virginia. The Captains remain perfect in the CAC with one conference game remaining in their season.

 

Match #28

Final Score: York 0, Christopher Newport 3 (25-20, 25-14, 25-17)

Records: York 14-14 (3-6 CAC), CNU 21-7 (9-0 CAC)

Kills: York 21, CNU 36

Errors: York 23, CNU 9

Total Attacks: York 86, CNU 90

Attack %: York -.023, CNU .300

Assists: York 19, CNU 32

Service Aces: York 4, CNU 8

Service Errors: York 5, CNU 16

Digs: York 31, CNU 29

Total Blocks: York 6.0, CNU 12.0

 

How It Happened

• The Captains raced out to a 9-4 lead in the first set to gain control early. The Spartans tied the set at 16 on an Emily Pupo service ace. The Captains ripped off three straight points to take a 19-16 lead. York answered with two points of their own but the Captains scored five of the final seven points of the set to capture the 25-20 win.

• CNU again got off to a good start in the second set as they raced out to a 13-4 lead. The Spartans would never really recover as the Captains would roll to the 25-14 set two victory.

• The third set saw York turn the tables, at least early in the set as they started with a 9-4 advantage. The Captains tied the set at 12 on a Spartan attack error. The Spartans took a 13-12 lead on a Sydney Wilber kill but CNU answered with a 10-2 run that gave the Captains a 22-15 lead. CNU scored three of the final five points of the set to close out the match and sweep the Green and White.

 

Spartan Leaders

Hannah Siaurusaitis: 6 kills, 2 digs

Claire Shorb: 5 kills, 4 digs

Abby Diehl: 15 assists, 1 kill, 2 service aces, 3 digs

Healani Markham: 7 digs

Sydney Wilber: 4 kills, 1 dig, 2 solo blocks

 

Captain Leaders

Katie Crofford: 9 kills, 3 service aces, 14 digs

Megan O'Hara: 8 kills, 1 solo block, 2 block assists

Sammy Carroll: 27 assists, 3 kills, 2 service aces, 4 digs

 

Notes:

The Spartans are now 0-10 against the Captains all-time … the match was the last regular season match up as conference opponents as York heads to the MAC next fall … York is now 7-8 in three set matches … York has not won a set since October 16 when they swept St. Mary's … the Spartans have been outscored by a combined 9-0 in their last three matches … York has lost five of their last six matches … York's last four losses have all come in three games … the Spartans play their final regular season road game on Saturday against W&L … York hit negative (-.023) for the second time in their last three matches … York earned 16 of their 51 total points on CNU service errors … The Captains had 12 blocks in the match and that's the eighth time this year an opponent had double figures in blocks in a match.

 

Up Next

The Spartans return to action on Saturday morning as the face Washington & Lee at Newport News to complete their weekend trip. The match is set for an 11:00 am start at the Freeman Center.