York (Pa.) Too Much For Volleyball

York (Pa.) Too Much For Volleyball

York (Pa.) 3, Penn State Harrisburg 0

(25-19, 25-21, 25-20)


Harrisburg Starters

Sheaffer, Waring, Imler, Wolf, Sweatlock, Kon, Hossler (L)


YCP Starters               

Krebs, Altland, Emeigh, Brady, Whitcomb, Williams, Secrist (L)


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg made things tough in every set but eventually fell 3-0 to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) foe York (Pa.) by scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-20 at the Capital Union Building (CUB) on Wednesday night, Oct. 17.


The Lions (9-14, 1-4 CAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening set and led 10-7 midway through the game following a Melanie Sheaffer kill off a Kristin Waring assist but Spartans (14-9, 2-3 CAC) used an 8-1 run to take control and close out the first set.


The second set was a back-and-forth affair in the early going and the Blue & White led as late as 14-13 before York (Pa.) was able to stretch its advantage to 22-17 late in the game. The Lions pulled to within 24-21 thanks to a Brittany Wolf Kill but the visitors responded with a set-ending kill in the closing moments.


After getting out to an 8-5 advantage, Harrisburg was forced to play catch up for much of the third set. The home team trailed by four midway through the game but cut the deficit to 21-19 after the Spartans sandwiched a pair of attack errors around a Katelyn Hossler kill. From there, York (Pa.) managed four of the final five points to take the set and the match.


Inside the Numbers

- York (Pa.) hit plus-.300 as a team in each of the first two games.

- For the match, the visitors hit .208, compared to just .069 for Penn State Harrisburg.

- The Spartans were strong at the net, racking up 16 total blocks.

- Melanie Sheaffer recorded a team-high 10 kills for the Blue & White.

- Libero Katelyn Hossler racked up a team-best 13 digs.

- Victoria Sweatlock, Brittany Wolf and Alexandra Kon finished with three blocks apiece.

- Setter Kristin Waring assisted on 20 points.

- Kari Ammerman accounted for the Lions' lone service ace on the night.

- The Spartans' Brooke Krebs racked up a match-high 13 kills.

- Heather Secrist dug out a match-best 15 balls for York (Pa.)


Who's Next?

The Lions host their 2018 home finale when they take on Misericordia and Rutgers-Camden in tri-match action at the Capital Union Building on Saturday, Oct. 20.


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