Plattsburgh State posts 1-3 mark at Cardinal Classic

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State women’s volleyball team closed out the Cardinal Classic with a pair of setbacks Saturday at Memorial Hall, falling to Colby-Sawyer, 3-1, before dropping a 3-1 decision to Plymouth State.

As a result of her play over the weekend, junior outside hitter Rachel Mennonna was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Plymouth State captured the tournament championship by virtue of being the only unbeaten team on the weekend.

Plattsburgh dropped to 1-3 overall with the losses and next competes at the Husson Eagles Classic Friday and Saturday.

The Cardinals open up the event against host Husson at 6 p.m. Friday.

COLBY-SAWYER 3

PLATTSBURGH STATE 1

19-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18

While both teams were relatively even on the stat sheet, Colby-Sawyer used a strong performance at the service line to come away with the win.

The Chargers floored 13 aces during the four-set match and also held the upper hand in hitting percentage (.166-to-.156), kills (54-41) and digs (79-74).

Plattsburgh, meanwhile, finished with a 9-3 cushion in blocks.

Senior outside hitter Megan Hyde and sophomore outside hitter/opposite Kaitlyn Bjelko (Plattsburgh/Beekmantown Central School) each tallied eight kills to lead the Cardinals’ attack, with Bjelko’s total serving as a career-high.

Senior setter/opposite Brianna Coon (Plattsburgh/Plattsburgh High) and junior setter Allyssa Rock (West Chazy/Beekmantown Central School) distributed 17 and 15 assists, respectively, while junior middle blocker Michelle Simmons matched a career-high in total blocks with nine (three solo, six assist).

Mennonna defended a career-high 19 digs, while Hyde tallied 18.

Junior libero Abby Bone (Plattsburgh/Beekmantown Central School) and Rock also had double-digit dig figures with 12 and 10, respectively.

PLYMOUTH STATE 3

PLATTSBURGH STATE 1

31-29, 18-25, 29-27, 25-13

Plymouth State edged Plattsburgh by two points in the first and third sets, and after the Panthers capped off their 29-27 win in the third set thanks to a kill by senior outside hitter Alexis Bowers, they cruised to a match-clinching victory in the fourth.

The Panthers hit .174 for the match, including a .444 hitting percentage (10-2-18) in the fourth set.

Plattsburgh held a 7-4 advantage in service aces, while Plymouth State owned the upper hand in digs (63-58) and blocks (9-8).

Mennonna registered a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs, while Rock dished out 18 assists and added 13 digs.

Simmons floored three aces and had six total blocks (one solo, five assist).

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