November 2, 2013

PSU volleyball adds two wins at Dig Pink Invitational

ONEONTA — In its final weekend of regular season play, the Plattsburgh State volleyball team (15-13) pushed its winning streak to four matches by earning two triumphs in its first day of competition at the Dig Pink Invitational hosted by Oneonta State.

With their margin for error whittled down to nothing after allowing Hartwick to take the first two sets, the Cardinals (15-13) fought back by taking the next pair of sets before earning a 15-10 win in the deciding fifth frame to earn a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Hawks in their first match of the afternoon.

The second frame saw the Cardinals produce their lowest point total in a set since Oct. 8, but the offense came alive for the designated visiting team in the following three sets. As a team, Plattsburgh State put up a .298 attack percentage during the five-set bout while limiting the Hawks to an offensive clip of .157.

Using a multi-pronged attack led by a match-high 19 terminations by Rosi Cummings, Plattsburgh State was able to offset 11 service aces by the designated home team. In addition to Cummings, who hit .267, Laura Diehl and Maggie Schrantz enjoyed a great match.

Diehl produced yet another efficient outing, blasting down 13 kills on 22 attempts with two attack errors for an attack percentage of .500. The sophomore out of Manorville, N.Y., also came up with a team-high three service aces, three solo blocks and a block assist.

Schrantz, who hails from Buffalo finished with a double-double, consisting of 11 kills and a team-high 10 digs. Her attack percentage of .389 was the second-highest of the match.

The dual-setting tandem of Meghan Clifford and Kristen Marchisotto passed out 18 and 17 assists respectively. Each of them also contributed two of Plattsburgh State’s 10 service aces.

The Cardinals owned a 6-4 advantage in blocks and racked up 38 digs. Hannah Strom had 12 kills to lead the Hawks.

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