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Wheaton, Clarkson Best D'Youville

Wheaton, Clarkson Best D'Youville

Potsdam, NY - The D'Youville women's volleyball team closed out their weekend at the North Country Invitational at Clarkson on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Wheaton Lyons 3-2 and the Clarkson Golden Knights 3-0.

Wheaton and D'Youville were evenly matched in their first two sets of the match with the Spartans taking the first 25-19 but the Lyons winning the second by the same score. In the third, the D'Youville would jump out to an early lead before Wheaton came back to tie the score at 16-16. The set would remain tied at 22-22 before the Spartans would score the final thee points to win the third 25-22.

The Lyons would rebound in the fourth in a big way. They would get out to a 16-10 lead before going on to win the fourth 25-14. Tied at 5-5 in the fifth, Wheaton would take control of the match as they would go onto win the fifth 15-8 and the match 3-2.

Carly Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) led the team with 17 kills and 11 digs for her first double-double of the season. Both Desiree Walters (Oswego, IL/Oswego) and Talia Wright (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) tallied 17 digs each with Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/Iroquois) tallying a career high 10 kills. Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/North Collins) led the team with 25 assists while Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) added five kills and a team high four blocks.

Match two of the day saw the Spartans battle hard against a tough Clarkson team. The Golden Knights came out strong in the first set to win 25-8. D'Youville would battle hard over the next two sets, but Clarkson was too much as they took the second 25-18 and the third 25-13 to win the match 3-0.

Damstetter led the way with four kills while Filkov had 10 assists. Walters came away from the match with 11 digs and Julia Peinkofer (Elma, NY/Iroquois) had three kills in the match.

After the four matches, Walters was named to the all-tournament team.

The Spartans will next play next Friday as the women travel to play at Nazareth at 7:00pm.