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November 7th, 2012

MSMC women’s volleyball wins Skyline championship

The MSMC women’s volleyball team claimed their first ever Skyline Conference championship, topping NYU-Poly in straight sets. Photo: JESSE NUNN

By Justin Satkowski

NEWBURGH – Mount Saint Mary College defeated NYU-Poly in straight sets on Sunday afternoon to claim the program’s first ever Skyline Conference championship. The Knights improve to 23-11 overall and will compete in the NCAA Division III Championship.

The Knights claimed a narrow opening set, 25-23, before pushing the advantage to two sets to none with a 25-21 victory in the second set. The Knights then claimed the title with a 25-18 victory in set number three.

Senior Mary Ann Raftery, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, led the Knights with 12 kills and completed her double-double with 19 digs. Fellow senior Lauren Halverson racked up 30 assists and 15 digs to go along with five kills. Freshman Jen Gries posted a team-high 24 digs.

For NYU-Poly, senior Corey Loupee led the team with 11 kills and 17 digs. Freshman Alyssa Niquette totaled 26 assists.

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