Pittsburgh, PA – The D'Youville women's volleyball team played a pair of games on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Pitt.-Greensburg Bobcats in game one 3-0 and losing to the host La Roche Redhawks in game two 3-0.
In game one against the Bobcats, the two teams were tied at 9-9 before the Spartans went on a 14-3 run to take a dominate lead at 23-12. From that point on, the Spartans would close it out and take the first set 25-19. D'Youville carried over their hot start to the second set where they led 14-10 early. However Greensburg came back to tie the set at 16-16 and then 19-19 before the Spartans scored six of the next seven points to win the set 25-20. D'Youville again led in the third set at 13-6, but the Bobcats came back and tied it up at 15-15. As the set went on, the two were tied at 18-18 before the Spartans got hot again to close out the set by winning 25-19 and winning the match 3-0.
Three players led the team in kills, recording six each. Megan Schneider (Lockport, NY/Lockport) recorded five kills to go with her team high 10 digs while Abby Booth (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) led the team with 10 assists, adding six digs. Leading the team with four blocks was Julie Fleming (Tonawanda, NY/Mt. St. Mary's Academy), who was also one of the players with six kills.
The second match of the day began with the Redhawks holding a lead throughout the entire first set. La Roche established an early lead and built upon it, leading 18-11 and going on to win 25-18. Again in the second set the Redhawks failed to trail the Spartans throughout. Leading 4-0, La Roche built their lead to 15-9 and then 20-15 before they would win by the final of 25-18. The Redhawks were again out to an early lead before the Spartans would come back to take over the lead from La Roche at 12-11 and then went up by three at 17-14. The Spartans held a lead over the Redhawks at 23-21 but the Redhawks stormed back to retake the lead and win the third 26-24 and the match 3-0.
Kendyll Smith (Petrolia, PA/Karns City) led the team with 12 kills as Schneider added nine. Booth recorded a double-double with 14 assists and 10 digs. Alexandra Bubar (Wilson, NY/Wilson) had a team high 16 digs. Lauren Conley (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) led the way with three blocks.
The women will next host the Medaille Mavericks for senior night on Tuesday, October 17 for their final home match of the season. Game time is 7:00pm.