With the set knotted at 14, Plattsburgh State was finally able to create a sizable amount of distance between itself and the Knights. A 7-0 scoring streak which featured another pair of kills from the hand of Cummings and a service ace by Diehl left the Knights stunned and allowed the Cardinals to go on and take the second frame 25-17.
The only time the Cardinals’ offense sputtered was in the third set. SUNY Geneseo used an 8-1 run to open up a 15-9 advantage over the Cardinals before earning its only set victory of the match with a scoring surge of the 8-3 variety.
During the frame, the Cardinals hit .000 while the home team posted an attack percentage of .235.
Plattsburgh State got its offense back on track in the deciding set, assaulting the Knights from all angles during a 10-1 run to begin the frame. Through the course of the initial offensive flurry, Diehl floored consecutive kills before Clifford smacked back-to-back service aces.
The only time the Knights threatened in the frame was when they closed to within five points, 20-15, before the Cardinals used a 5-0 run to end the match.
Cummings starred for the Cardinals once again, flooring a match-high 19 kills on a .333 attack percentage. Diehl added 11 terminations of her own as well as a pair of block assists. Marchisotto and Clifford passed out 23 and 16 assists respectively and Amanda Wickers came up with a match-high 17 digs.
Meagan Johnson led the Blue Devils with 10 kills while Dani Sayler scooped up 13 digs.
Before the Cardinals head to their first SUNYAC Championship Tournament since 2003, they have four more regular season matches to play. Plattsburgh State will take a trip to Oneonta on Friday to take part in the Dig Pink Invitational. The first two opponents the Cardinals will face are Hartwick and Montclair State at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. respectively.