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Sage women's volleyball wraps Plattsburgh Tournament with win over Knights

Sage women's volleyball wraps Plattsburgh Tournament with win over Knights

Plattsburgh, NY—The Sage Colleges' women's volleyball team wrapped up play on Saturday at the two-day Best Western Cardinal Tournament at Plattsburgh State. Sage dropped the opener, 3-1 to the host Cardinals of Plattsburgh State (25-19, 25-23, 26-28, 24-26) and then dropped a collected 3-1 decision to the Knights of Mt. St. Mary College (25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 25-14). The Gators are now 1-3 on the year.

The Gators will return to action on Wednesday, September 5 for the team's home opener as they host SUNY-Delhi at 7 p.m. at Kahl Gym.

Against Plattsburgh State, rookie outside hitter Emma Parkington (Dalton, MA/Wahconah Regional) added 10 kills with a .455 attack percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Gabby Rowell (Morrisonville, NY/Beekmantown) added nine kills with two block assists. Junior middle hitter Skylar Van Alstyne (Castleton, NY/Maple Hill) racked up nine kills with an impressive .571 attack percentage. She added two digs and two block assists.

Sophomore setter Courtney Formosa (Waterford, NY/Waterford-Halfmoon) collected 20 setting assists to go with her two kills, four aces and three digs.  Sophomore setter Brooke Monty (Copake, NY/Taconic Hills) had 23 setting assists with five digs and two aces, while junior Lidia LoPorto (Troy, NY/Averill Park) picked up 16 digs with an ace and a kill.

In the final match, Sage's junior middle hitter Miranda Nethaway (Fonda, NY/Fonda Fultonville Central) added nine kills with three aces and four block assists. LoPorto picked up 34 receiving attempts, making just four errors for a .895 receiving percentage with 13 digs. Monty contributed 17 setting assists with two aces, three digs and a kill. Parkington added eight kills with a .500 attack percentage and Formosa added 14 setting assists with four digs, two aces and a kill.

Rookie defensive specialist Kayla Weaver (Amsterdam, NY/Broadalbin Perth) added four aces with four digs for the Gators in the victory.

Gabby Rowell earned a spot on the all-tournament team for her play over the course of the weekend.

SUNY-Canton - 2018 Best Western Plus-Ground Round Cardinal Classic Champions
 
Marissa Ixtlahuac, Canton
Lauren DeVoe, Plattsburgh State
Alisha Flanagan, Plymouth State
Nicole Herringshaw, Utica
Danielle Kralik, Mount Saint Mary

 

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