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Sage women's volleyball squad falls on opening night at Plattsburgh Tournament

Sage women's volleyball squad falls on opening night at Plattsburgh Tournament

Plattsburgh, NY—The Sage Colleges' women's volleyball team opened the 2018 season on Friday competing at the two-day Best Western Cardinal Tournament at Plattsburgh State. Sage dropped the opener, 3-1 to Plymouth State (25-23,25-17,22-25,25-17) and then fell to SUNY-Canton, 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-16). The Gators will return to action on Saturday taking on Plattsburgh State at 1 p.m. and Mt. St. Mary College at 3 p.m.

Against Plymouth State, sophomore outside hitter Gabby Rowell (Morrisonville, NY/Beekmantown) added 16 points with 13 kills, two aces, and 16 digs. Junior outside hitter Megan Ryder (Broadalbin, NY/Broadalbin-Perth) added five kills with two aces and eight digs.

Junior middle hitter Skylar Van Alstyne (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) added seven kills, while junior Lidia LoPorto (Troy, NY/Averill Park) picked up 17 digs with an ace.  Sophomore setter Brooke Monty (Copake, NY/Taconic Hills) had eight setting assists, while sophomore Renee Martin (Troy, NY/Troy) picked up five kills with two aces and eight digs.

Against the Kangaroos of SUNY-Canton, Sage was led by the efforts of Van Alstyne as she had four kills. Rookie outside hitter Emma Parkington (Dalton, MA/Wahconah Regional) added four kills with two aces and five digs. Senior outside hitter Amelia Taylor (Fort Edward, NY/Fort Edward) added two kills, while Ryder had seven digs with an ace.

 

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