In their last volleyball home tri-match of the season, the Nyack Warriors came out with two victories to claim their first double win in a tri-match in 10 years. They defeated Chestnut Hill College in a conference match to improve their CACC record to 5-4, then defeated Pace University in a non-conference match to finish out the day.
In the first match, the Warriors topped the Chestnut Hill Griffins 0-3. The first set saw the Warriors jump out to a quick lead at the start of the game off of strategic placements and tough serving. Nyack continued to hold onto their lead and won the first game 25-15. In the second set, the Griffins turned the tables and started off with the lead in the early points of the game. The Warriors kept finding holes on the other side to put the ball away, and fought back to even out the score. Nyack's defense came through with some crucial blocks and digs at the end of the game, and the Warriors were able to close out the second set 25-22. In the third set, Nyack stormed out to an 11-1 lead and looked as though they would finish the game right there. The Griffins surged back, and the Warriors had to fend off their rallies to claim the victory in the third set with a score of 25-19.
Alexus Winters led the Nyack offense with 12 kills, and Rachel Medin contributed 21 assists against the Griffins. British Dawson held down the defense with 20 digs.
The Warriors rolled into their next match against Pace carrying the same momentum from their previous victory, winning 3-0 over the Setters. The first and second sets followed much of the same storyline, with the Warriors taking early leads in both sets and relying on solid passing to spread the ball around to the hitters. Nyack won the first set 25-14 and the second set 25-16. In the third set, though, the score bounced back and forth as both teams fought for the victory. Nyack was down throughout most of the game, but made a push at the end of the set to tie the score at 21-21. Each team scored twice more, and with the score tied at 23 all, Nyack pulled out two kills to put the game away 25-23.
For Nyack, Kyra Zuhlke had 14 kills and Olivia Denny had 15 assists to lead the Warriors offense. British Dawson added 19 digs for the Warriors defense.
Up next, the Warriors will travel to Felician on Wednesday for another conferemfe match.