Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville women's volleyball team suffered a conference loss to the Alfred State Pioneers on Tuesday evening by the final score of 3-0.
The first set saw the two teams battle back-and-forth as they were tied 10-10 in the early goings of the match. Alfred State went ahead and held a small lead until the Spartans would tie the match at 19-19 before the Pioneers would go back ahead at the end of the first to win the set 25-22.
Alfred State jumped out in front of D'Youville early in the second as they led 7-1 and then 12-4. The Spartans would pull to within six at 15-9, but the Pioneers would continue to pour it on in the second set on the way to a 25-12 victory.
In the third, the Pioneers once again got out ahead early with a 10-1 advantage over the Spartans. While down, D'Youville was not out as they chipped away at their deficit to trail by four at 13-9. Alfred State would again extend their lead 18-10, but that lead shrunk to five at 23-18. However, the Pioneers would close out the match with at 25-20 third set victory.
Angela Filkov (North Collins, NY/North Collins) led the team with 11 assists while Talia Wright (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) tallied a team-high 14 digs. Julia Peinkofer (Elma, NY/Iroquois) had a team high six kills with Brianna Damstetter (Buffalo, NY/City Honors) chipping in with five and two blocks. Mikaela Milleville (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) added two blocks and two kills with Sarah Wittek (Elma, NY/Iroquois) tallying four kills.
The next match for the women comes this weekend on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00pm as the women play at Franciscan.