Alfred, NY - The D'Youville women's volleyball team played a pair of non-conference matches against two AMCC opponents on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Pitt.-Greensburg Bobcats 3-0 and the Alfred State Pioneers 3-1.
In the first set of the team's match against Greensburg, the Bobcats went up over the Spartans 16-8 on their way to a 25-17 victory. D'Youville came to play in the second as they led 13-5 before Greensburg came back to take the lead at 20-19 after four consecutive points. The Bobcats would then score five of the next six points to win the set 25-20.
Leading the match 2-0, the Bobcats came out strong in the third. They led 8-2 early before extending their lead on their way to a 25-16 third set victory and a 3-0 match win.
Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/Iroquois) led the team with nine kills while Desiree Walters (Oswego, IL/Oswego) recorded a team high 11 digs. Carly Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) added 10 digs while Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/North Collins) and McKenna Cartonia (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) had 11 assists each. Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) registered six kills.
D'Youville rebounded in the first set of their match against Alfred State as they overcame an early deficit to lead 15-12. Their advantage over the Pioneers grew as the set went on as the Spartans took down Alfred State 25-18 in the first.
The Pioneers came back in the second to take it 25-19, tying the match at one. The teams went back-and-forth until D'Youville went ahead 19-11. Trailing 24-19, the Bobcats turned it on and came back to defeat the Spartans 28-26 in the third. Greensburg would then close out the match in the fourth with a 25-20 victory and win the match 3-1.
Wittek again led the team in kills with 13 in the match, followed by Damstetter with 11. Samantha Murray (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) tallied five while Filkov registered a double-double with 28 assists and a team high 15 digs. Walters had 14 digs while Talia Wright (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) had a team high four service aces.
The next match for the women will be their conference opener as they play at Hilbert this Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00pm.