Pittsford, NY - The D'Youville women's volleyball team went 1-1 at St. John Fisher on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Wells Express 3-0 and falling to the St. John Fisher Cardinals 3-0.
Match one of the day saw the Spartans go ahead early in the first set. The women went ahead 7-1 before the Express would come back to tie the first set 13-13 before D'Youville went ahead 20-16 and won the first 25-18.
The two teams would battle back and forth throughout the second set. Wells would go ahead 13-11 before D'Youville would tie it 15-15. The Express remained out ahead of the Spartans all the way up until the score was 24-23, but D'Youville would continue to fight and keep it close. Tied at 26-26, the Spartans would score the final three points of the second to win 28-26.
Set number three saw the teams battle back-and-forth yet again. The third was tied 16-16 and then again at 21-21. D'Youville would then control the set for the remainder of the match as they closed out the third with a 25-22 win and a 3-0 match victory.
Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/Iroquois) led the team with 11 kills and six blocks with three service aces in the win. Desiree Walters (Oswego, IL/Oswego) registered a team high 20 digs while Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) tallied seven kills. Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/North Collins) had a team high 16 assists with McKenna Cartonia (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) tallying 16.
Julia Peinkofer (Elma, NY/Iroquois), Mikaela Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield), and Carly Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) tallied five kills each in the win. Talia Wright (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) added six digs and three service aces and Lauren Conley (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) adding a service ace.
In the second match of the day against the Cardinals, St. John Fisher jumped out to an eight-point lead 18-10 before the Spartans came back to trail by four at 19-15. The Cardinals would then go on to win the set 25-17.
St. John Fisher would again lead in the second set 10-4 and grow their lead to 17-9. The Cardinals would then take the second 25-14. The third saw the two teams battle with D'Youville trailing 17-13 before the Cardinals would take control of the set to win 25-15 and the match 3-0.
Peinkofer led the team with five kills while Samantha Murray (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and C. Milleville had two kills each. Milleville added a team high eight digs with Wittek tallying four kills.
The women will open up their conference schedule next Saturday, September 28 when they travel to Alfred State to play Pitt.-Greensburg and Alfred State beginning at 3:00pm.