October 14, 2012

Cardinals win a pair at Hartwick

ONEONTA — Less than 24 hours after suffering a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat, the Plattsburgh State volleyball team was determined not to allow extra sets to be a factor in their fortunes as it closed out play at the Hartwick College/Holiday Inn Invitational on Saturday.

The Cardinals came out of the gates rolling and never slowed down en route to a pair of 3-0 wins against Utica and SUNY Cobleskill to bring their 2012 record to 11-14 heading into their final weekend of SUNYAC Pool Play next week.

Needing just eight of the 10 available players on the roster, the Cardinals spread the ball around and had an easy time handing the Pioneers their eighteenth loss of the 2012 campaign – this one in straight sets.

Rosi Cummings led a balanced offensive attack for the Cardinals, racking up nine kills to go along with a team-high 12 digs. The Plattsburgh product also chipped in two of the eight Plattsburgh State service aces and had a block assist to her credit as well.

Maggie Schrantz finished with eight terminations on a team-high 28 swings. She was the only other Cardinal to reach double-digits in digs, scooping 10 to go along with a solo block.

Laura Diehl was the third attack option for the Cardinals, finishing with seven kills on 19 attempts as well as a solo block and a block assist.

Kristen Marchisatto and Kayla Nason split time at setter once again, and finished with 15 and 13 assists respectively. Marchisatto also put her service game on display, accumulating a team-high trio of service aces during the one-sided affair.

Abby Mell had the best-rounded match for the Cardinals, making her presence felt in every facet of the game. The senior finished with three kills, a pair of service aces, six digs, a solo block and a pair of block assists.

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