Volleyball Ends North Country Invitational 2-2

Volleyball Ends North Country Invitational 2-2

GAME ONE: Wheaton 0 - Clarkson 3 (19-25, 17-25, 10-25)

RECORDS: Wheaton (3-3) – Clarkson (6-0)

LOCATION: Potsdam, NY (Alumni Gymnasium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College volleyball team opened day two of the North Country Invitational with a 3-0 loss to host Clarkson.
  • Wheaton got four kills each from Bailey MadrzykJulia Palomba, and Becca Houghton. Houghton led the team with 11 assists
  • Sophie Wilhelm led Wheaton with 14 digs, while Ariana Rajaee finished the contest with 12.
  • The first set started strong for Wheaton who ran out to a 7-3 lead. Clarkson battled from behind to tie the contest at 13-13, which then caused the two sides to trade possession of the lead several times. Clarkson took the lead for good at 18-17, rolling to a 25-19 victory. 
  • Wheaton fell behind early in the second set but fought back to a 7-7 deadlock with help from a couple of Clarkson errors and Hamilton aces. Clarkson took the lead back for good moments later on a Wheaton error. 
  • The third set was all Clarkson with the Lyons only managing 10 points. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton -.020 / Clarkson .250
  • Service aces: Wheaton 7 / Clarkson 8
  • Digs: Wheaton 46 / Clarkson 53
  • Block solos: Wheaton 0 / Clarkson 1
  • Block assists: Wheaton 2 / Clarkson 10

GAME TWO: Wheaton 3 - D'Youville 2 (19-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 15-8)

RECORDS: Wheaton (4-3) - D'Youville (0-5)

LOCATION: Potsdam, NY (Alumni Gymnasium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton ended the tournament with another five-set thriller, this time against D'Youville. Like their other five-set match this tournament, the Lyons came out with the 3-2 victory.
  • For her work on the court, Houghton was named to the all-tournament team following the match.
  • Houghton ended the contest with five aces, seven kills, and two blocks.
  • Hamilton led Wheaton with 12 kills, with Madrzyk finishing with nine, while Haley McCreight, Houghton, and Kyra Mattera all had seven. 
  • Wheaton fell behind early in the first set but battled back to tie the match at 9-9 on a Hannah George ace. D'Youville took the lead back for good moments later on a four-point run, going on to take the set 25-19. 
  • The Lyons found themselves trailing once again in the second set, but undeterred, Wheaton slowly chipped away at the deficit, capturing the lead at 12-11 on a Mattera kill. Wheaton held onto the lead, tying the match at 1-1 with a 25-19 set victory. 
  • Errors put Wheaton in an early hole, but the Lyons found a way to minimize their mistakes, coming from behind to take their first lead at 18-17 on a Madrzyk ace. The lead didn't stick however with the Spartans closing out the set with three straight points. 
  • The offense started clicking in the fourth set Wheaton opening on a 7-2 run behind kills from Hamilton, Madrzyk, and Houghton. Wheaton continued to push and keep D'Youville at a distance, cruising to a 25-14 victory. 
  • D'Youville opened the deciding set on a 5-1 run, which was countered moments later by an 11-1 run by Wheaton. The Lyons only allowed the Spartans two more points, taking the set and match. 

THE BASICS:

  • Attacking percentage: Wheaton .141 / D'Youville .079
  • Service aces: Wheaton 12 / D'Youville 6
  • Digs: Wheaton 69 / D'Youville 67
  • Block solos: Wheaton 14 / D'Youville 2
  • Block assists: Wheaton 3 / D'Youville 6

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for their home opener against Endicott. VIDEO / LIVE STATS