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October 2nd, 2013

Vassar’s women battle to a Liberty League split

The Vassar women’s volleyball team fell to St. Lawrence University in four games on Saturday, but rebounded with a four-game win over RIT to earn a weekend split. Photo: Hanna McGuire

CANTON – St. Lawrence University knocked off the Vassar College women’s volleyball in four games on Saturday afternoon, but the Brewers responded with a four-set win over Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Liberty League play from Burkman Gymnasium.

In the opening match with the Saints and Vassar, SLU (10-5, 2-1 Liberty) earned the win with scores of 25-23, 27-25, 25-19 and 25-21. Vassar hit a solid .220 on the match, but allowed the Saints to swing at a .264 percentage throughout the contest.

Junior Taylor Mosley had a stellar day, notching 14 kills on just 28 swings. Freshman Gabby Miller added 13 finishes and five digs, while senior Jessie Ditmore posted eight kills and two assisted blocks.

Senior Rose Carman added 42 assists in the match-up against St. Lawrence, and sophomore libero Chloe Hallum chalked up 23 digs and four service aces for the squad. Senior Lydia Bolton posted three aces as well for the Brewers, who finished with eight aces as a team against the Saints’s defense.

In the second contest of the afternoon, Vassar (10-7, 2-2 Liberty) battled back to earn a split on the day, knocking off Rochester Institute of Technology with scores of 25-17, 21-25, 25-22 and 25-19.

Mosley exploded for her third 20-kill outing of the season, as she finished with exactly 20 successful attacks and seven digs for Vassar. Junior Clara Cardillo posted her fifth double-digit kill contest of the year with 10 finishes against RIT.

Carman added 41 assists and three aces for the Brewers, and Hallum dug up 18 Tiger attacks on the day. Junior Marie Pitre also chalked up five kills for Vassar College in the game against Rochester Institute of Technology. Sarah Szybist had 15 kills to lead the way for the Tigers.

The Brewers’ women’s volleyball team will be back in action Friday evening at Bard College, taking on Skidmore College and Clarkson University in more Liberty League play. Action with the Thoroughbreds starts at 4 p.m. in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

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