Spartans Lose in Battle with Panthers

Spartans Lose in Battle with Panthers

Bradford, PA- The D'Youville Women's Volleyball team loss 0-3 at Pitt.-Bradford last night falling 25-22, 25-21 and 25-14. 

In set one, the Spartans were holding their own and staying within a few points of the Bobcats.  With a score of 8-5 Bradford, the Panthers got the lead up to 16-8.  Not giving up, the Spartans got the deficit down to one point after going on a 7-0 run and then a 5-0 run.  Bradford finished the set strong however winning 25-22.

Set two brought much more back and forth play between the teams.  D'Youville took the lead by six points being up 10-4, and keeping the lead until the Panthers finally tied it at 19-19.  The Spartans could not get the lead back and lost the second game 25-21. 

The final set of the match was all Pitt.-Bradford.  After having a 7-7 game, the Panthers took over and went up 17-7.  D'Youville was only able to win seven more points during the game to fall 25-14.

Freshman Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/ Iroquois) led the Spartans with ten kills, two solo blocks and one block assist.  Playing strong defense, sophomore Desiree Walters (Oswego, IL/ Oswego) had 17 digs, while junior Talia Wright (Derby, NY/ Lake Shore) had 11. Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/ North Collins) had 16 assists and one service ace, and freshman Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/ City Honors) had seven kills, one solo block and one block assist.  

The Spartans have a week off before they come back to the College Center to host Penn St.-Behrend on Wednesday, October 16 and Houghton on Thursday, October 17.  Both games begin at 7 PM.