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September 5th, 2012

Vassar volleyball starts season with two big wins

Vassar Sophomore Taylor Mosely had nine kills in two matches as the Vassar women’s volleyball team defeated Montclair State and Lyndon State at Kenyon Hall.
POUGHKEEPSIE – The Vassar College women’s volleyball team began its 2012 season with sweeps over Montclair State (25-15, 25-20, 25-17) and Lyndon State (VT.) College (25-7, 25-10, 25-4) in a tri-match at Kenyon Hall on Friday afternoon.

The  Brewers got strong seven kill performances out of junior hitter Jessie Ditmore and sophomore hitter Taylor Mosely in the opener against Montclair State. In the nightcap against Lyndon State, sophomore hitter Clara Cardillo had a career best seven kills with no attack errors in the decisive victory.

The Brewers (2-0) will next host the College of Mount St. Vincent on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Against Montclair, Vassar won the first set convincingly, leading by double figures. The second set was tighter, tied at 12-12 and 18-18 before the Brewers reeled off seven on the next nine points, getting a pair of kills from Ditmore along the way. The third and final set was the most competitive, with the Red Hawks able to tie the set 14-14 and 16-16 before the Brewers pulled ahead on the strength of seven straight points when junior Rose Carman was serving.

Senior Hilary Koenigs had 23 set assists. In her debut, freshman Chloe Hallum had nine digs from her libero position.

Montclair State got a match high eight kills from junior hitter Maria Toper and 14 assists from sophomore setter Angela Campo.

Against Lyndon State Cardillo led the way with a perfect attack match, making no errors with her seven kills. Senior hitter Brittany Stopa had six kills and hit .750 (6-0-8). Sophomore Marie Pitre had four kills and hit .667. As a team, Vassar hit .412.

Carman had 16 set assists, setting a new career best. Junior libero Aoife Feighery had four of Vassar’s 14 digs.

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