Women's Volleyball Day Two at the Saint Anselm College Hawks Invitational

Women's Volleyball Day Two at the Saint Anselm College Hawks Invitational

The Warriors closed out their tournament weekend at St. Anselm with two more losses to tough teams, dropping matches to Edinboro 1-3 and St. Anselm 0-3.

In the first match against Edinboro, the sets were characterized by fast offense and solid defense from both teams. The Warriors came into the first set ready to mix up their attacking strategies based on the other side, and it was an approach that worked well in the back-and-forth rallies that followed. The Warriors were point for point with Edinboro, and had to go into extra points before barely losing the first set 28-26. In the second set, Edinboro adjusted to Nyack's hitting and cut down on their errors. The Warriors responded with good passing on defense and serve receive, but it was not enough to keep Edinboro from taking the second set, 20-25. The Warriors stormed into the third set with all systems firing, using on-target passing to connect in the front row to put the ball away. Nyack pulled out a win in the third set 25-23. Their momentum did not hold up, however, as Edinboro returned in the fourth set with serves and swings that the Warriors could not return, dropping the fourth set 14-25.

Senior Abbey Lawson led the offense against Edinboro with 11 kills and an impressive .526 hitting average for the Warriors, while Olivia Denny contributed 18 assists and Kelsi Collins added 19 digs.

Nyack had a 4 hour break, then returned to the court to face St. Anselm in their final match of the weekend. The Warriors struggled to find consistency in the beginning of the match, setting the tone for the rest of the games as St. Anselm took leads in every set. In the first set, Nyack played point-for-point with the Hawks at the beginning of the game, but could not stop them from going on some runs. A last-minute Nyack run at the end of the game fell short, and they dropped the first set 19-25. The next two sets followed the same storyline, with the Hawks jumping out to a quick lead off of the Warriors' errors and creating a deficit too large to overcome. The Warriors lost the remaining sets 12-25, 13-25.

Larreya Hayden, Kelsi Collins, and freshman British Dawson each had 7 digs apiece for the Warriors, while freshman Kyra Zuhlke had 6 kills and Kaitlyn Massey had 8 assists.

Up next, the Warriors play their first conference match at Post on Wednesday.