Volleyball Opens Day Two of the SUNYIT Classic by Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Volleyball Opens Day Two of the SUNYIT Classic by Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

Marcy, NY- The Spartans won the first two sets in their first match of the day against Utica by the scores of 25-16 and 25-14. They then dropped the next three with scores of 25-11, 25-19, and 15-11.


Emily Milbrand (
North Tonawanda, NY / North Tonawanda) led the team with 14 kills followed by Savannah Brayton (Queensbury, NY / Queensbury) with a career high 12 kills. Lara Svensson (Tonawanda, NY / Sweet Home) contributed 16 digs and Erin Pennington (Lyndora, PA / Butler) had a career high 5 service aces.

It was the second time this season the Spartans have dropped a five set decision after winning the first two games.

D'Youville salvaged the weekend with a four-set win over Wells College. Scores from the match were 25-17, 25-22. 21-25, 25-21.

Molly Minkiewicz (
West Seneca, NY / West Seneca West)and Milbrand each had 11 kills. Kaylee Stewart (Wilson, NY / Wilson) was close behind with 10 kills. Alyssa Dueringer (Orchard Park, NY / Orchard Park)had 32 assists and 15 digs and Kayla Deth (Cheektowaga, NY / Holy Angels Academy) had 5 service aces and 15 digs.

Dueringer and Svensson were named to the All-Tournament Team.

D'Youville starts AMCC play this Wednesday, October 2nd with a 7pm match at Hilbert College. The Spartans are 8-11 overall.