Volleyball Splits Day at NYU Tournament

Volleyball Splits Day at NYU Tournament

GAME ONE: Wheaton 3 - Buffalo State 0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18)

RECORDS: Wheaton (2-0, 0-0 NEWMAC) – Buffalo State (0-2)

LOCATION: Brooklyn, N.Y. (BAF)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College volleyball team returned to the NYU Tournament Saturday morning, earning a 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-18) win over Buffalo State. 
  • Julia Palomba continued to have the hot hand for the Lyons, picking up a team-high 17 kills against Buffalo State, while coming up with one ace and six digs. Adara Hamilton chipped in seven kills and a team-high three aces and 11 digs in the win. 
  • Becca Houghton added 27 assists to her career total. 
  • Wheaton never trailed in the opening set, taking complete control of the set on back-to-back Houghton aces that made it a 15-10 contest. The Lyons continued to push, closing out the set on kills by Palomba and Bailey Madrzyk, as well as a Palomba ace and a Buffalo State error. 
  • The second set saw Wheaton come out swinging, opening on a 14-4 run. The Lyons would only allow Buffalo State to scored six more points, earning the 25-10 victory. 
  • Buffalo State captured its first lead of the day in the third set. Wheaton battled back, tying the set at 13-13, before going on an 8-1 run that handed them the lead for good. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .304 / Buffalo St. .023
  • Service aces: Wheaton 9 / Buffalo St. 2
  • Digs: Wheaton 40 / Buffalo St. 38
  • Block solos: Wheaton 1 / Buffalo St. 0
  • Block assists: Wheaton 6 / Buffalo St. 5

GAME TWO Wheaton 0 - NYU 3 (17-25, 21-25, 17-25)

RECORDS: Wheaton (2-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) – NYU (2-0)

LOCATION: Brooklyn, N.Y. (BAF)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The ended the tournament with a 3-0 loss to host NYU (25-17, 25-21, 25-17). 
  • Wheaton earned a team-high seven kills from Palomba and Hamilton, while Houghton dished out 18 assists. First-year Sophie Wilhelm led the team with 12 digs, while Madrzyk finished with four aces. 
  • Wheaton took an early lead against NYU, before the Violets took the lead, in what would prove to be a hard-fought set. With NYU leading 13-12, the Violets managed to string together a few runs to take the set. 
  • The second set opened as a back and forth with the two sides trading possession of the lead. With the set tied at 9-9, NYU took the lead for good on a Caroline Rapp kill. Wheaton continued to fight but would not be able to overcome the deficit. 
  • Like the opening set the game started out as a tightly contested battle, but a few NYU scoring runs earned the Violets the win. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .017 / NYU .228
  • Service aces: Wheaton 6 / NYU 7
  • Digs: Wheaton 41 / NYU 61
  • Block solos: Wheaton 1 / NYU 2
  • Block assists: Wheaton 4 / NYU 12

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Friday, Sept. 6. VIDEO / LIVE STATS