NYACK, NY– The Nyack College volleyball team hosted a tri-match this Saturday and dropped a 3-1 (25-17, 20-25, 22-25, 22-25) decision to Georgian Court University before winning a hard-fought 3-2 (22-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10) battle against Mercy College at Bowman Gym.
Georgian Court 3, Nyack 1
The first match of the day for the Warriors saw them take the first set, 25-17, after hitting .270 during the set with 15 kills.
The second set saw the Warriors battle Georgian Court closely, but the Lions would hold on for a 25-20 victory to tie the match 1-1. The third set would also go to the Lions with a final score of 25-22. The final set of the match saw Georgian Court battle to a 25-22 set victory to take the match in four sets.
Megan Ma'afala-Maiava led the Warriors with a team high 11 kills, while adding seven digs. Kelsi Collins chipped in 25 digs and Olivia Denny (19) and Kaitlyn Massey (18) helped orchestrate the offense with a combined total of 37 assists.
Nyack hit .110 in the match with 51 kills and 67 digs, while Georgian Court hit .139 with 40 kills and 60 digs.
Mercy 2, Nyack 3
In the match of the day, the Mavericks opened up the match by winning their first set of the season, 25-22. Mercy would build their lead to 2-0 after taking the second set, 25-17.
Nyack battled back in the third set, despite being on the verge of a straight-set loss, with a close, 26-24, set victory to make it 2-1 in favor of the Mavericks. The Warriors managed 12 kills in the frame and hit .103 in the set to stay alive.
Mercy once again looked to close out the match, but Nyack responded with a, 25-16, set win to force a deciding fifth set in front of the home crowd. The Warriors hit a match best .308 in the fourth set, which helped them even up the match at 2-2.
The fifth and final set saw the Warriors complete the comeback and Nyack emerged victorious after taking the set, 15-10.
The Warriors hit .121 with 51 kills and 95 digs, while the Mavericks hit .080 for the match with 44 kills, 83 digs and ten service aces.
The Warriors will be back in action this upcoming Wednesday, September 28, when they host the Southern Connecticut State University. The match will start at 7pm.