Volleyball Falls in Close Match To York
York, Pa. - CUA Volleyball (9-10, 1-2 CAC) dropped a close 3-2 match to York (Pa.) College (14-4, 2-1 CAC) Thursday evening. The Cardinals lost the first game but came back to make it 2-1 before falling in the final games.
The Cards came out sluggish in the first game losing 30-17. The team only mustered four kills and had seven attack errors.
In the second, the Cardinals finally got going with senior Whitney Dachelet (Anniston, Ala./Donoho) notching six kills. Freshman Carey Anne Nassib (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) added four and sophomore Kilah Fox (Philadelphia, Pa./Merion Mercy) helped out with three. The Cards won the game 30-19 and looked to be on the right track.
The third game began with CUA dominating the Spartans. Led by Nassib in the front, the Cards jumped out to a 28-15 lead. Needing just two points to win, CUA fell apart and allowed the Spartans to claw their way back into the game. The Cardinals won 30-25 but their late break-down didn't bode well for the remainder of the match.
York used the momentum from the end of the third to take the fourth game 30-22. The tiebreaker to 15 points was also a poor showing for the Cards who managed just three kills to lose 15-10.
Nassib and Dachelet both had twelve kills and setter Emily McGlynn (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon) recorded 34 assists. Nassib looked good on defense with a team-high 22 digs.
CUA will play at Villa Julie this Saturday. The match begins at 1:00 p.m.