Morrisville, NY - September 7th, 2014 - The D'Youville Women's Volleyball Team got back in the win collum as they went 3-0 over the weekend at the Morrisville State Tournament.
On Saturday, the Spartans faced City College of New York and came out with a 3-1 win. In the first set, the D'Youville won 25-16. In the second set, it took overtime for CCNY to beat D'Youville, 28-26. However, the last two sets went D'Youville's way as they won 25-17 and 25-20.
The first game of the double-header for the women on Sunday was against the host, Morrisville State College. The first and third sets went D'Youville's way, as they beat the Mustangs 25-21 and 25-18, but each time Morrisville State answered right back winning the second set 26-24, and then winning 25-20 in the fourth set. D'Youville came away with the fifth set in commanding fashion, downing Morrisville State 15-7 to keep the undefeated tournament going.
The strongest game from the Spartans came in their last game of the weekend, beating York College 3-0. With scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-11, D'Youville capped off their undefeated weekend on a high note.
First year Head Coach Stephanie Kazmierczak was very pleased with the team's performance over the weekend, "(Its) great to go undefeated after losing our last two," she said. "It was a complete team effort and I think they have their confidence back."
Throughout the 3 games, D'Youville totaled 143 kills, 88 more than all 3 of their opponents combined. The team also collected 119 assists, 48 service aces and 140 digs.
Standing out for D'Youville was freshman Megan Schneider (Lockport, NY/Lockport) who led the team over the weekend in kills, recording a team leading 18 against CCNY, tied for the team lead with 9 against Morrisville State and tied for the team lead again with 8 against York. Schneider also led the team with 8 digs against York.
Leading the team in digs over the weekend was sophomore Savannah Brayton (Queensbury, NY/Queensbury). Brayton totaled 37 digs throughout the weekend, tying for the team lead with 11 against York College. Against Morrisville State, Brayton recorded a game high 21 digs.
Dishing out 55 assists over the 3 games played, junior Alyssa Dueringer (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) led the team overall and in every individual game.
The next game for the D'Youville Women's Volleyball Team is Friday, September 12th against Penn State Behrend for the Penn State Behrend Tournament. The game begins at 5:00pm.