Hamburg, NY - The D'Youville women's volleyball team started off their conference portion of the schedule with a win on Wednesday evening by defeating the host Hilbert Hawks 3-1.
D'Youville came out in the first set with a very impressive 25-16 victory to take a 1-0 match lead. It was a similar results for the Spartans in the second set with another strong performance to win the second 25-17 and move into the third set with a 2-0 lead.
Hilbert would bounce back in the third with a 25-21 set victory to make the score 2-1, but D'Youville would put the match away in the fourth with a 25-15 fourth set score and the Spartans would win the match 3-1.
Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) led the team with 12 kills and four blocks with Carly Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara-Wheatfield) also tallying 12 kills with eight digs and two blocks. Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/Iroquois) added eight kills and a block while Julia Peinkofer (Elma, NY/Iroquois) recorded six kills and seven digs in the victory.
Talia Wright (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) recorded a team high four service aces while Samantha Murray (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) had three and Lauren Conley (Scotia, NY/Scotia-Glenville) tallied two. Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/North Collins) led the team with 32 assists and 11 digs while Diesree Walters (Oswego, IL/Oswego) also had 11 digs.
The next match for the women will come this Saturday, October 5 as they host the Mount Aloysius Mounties at 1:00pm in the College Center Gym.