Zuhlke's 21 Kills Lift Nyack Over Post For Fifth Straight Win

Zuhlke's 21 Kills Lift Nyack Over Post For Fifth Straight Win
On a "Pink-Out" night dedicated to honor those battling breast cancer, the Nyack Warriors volleyball team earned a hard-fought win on their home court. Nyack defeated the Post University Eagles 3-2, bringing their CACC record to 8-4 and extending their winning streak to five matches. 
 
In the first set, the Warriors and Eagles traded points in the beginning of the game off. Nyack took a 7-5 lead, and relied on their defensive game to keep ahold of the advantage for the rest of the set, winning 25-18. In the second set, the Eagles capitalized on five Warriors serving errors in the first 10 points of the game to take an early lead. Nyack did not go down easily, surging back but falling just short in a 24-26 loss. Heading into the third set, the Warriors tightened up their game and limited their errors. The Warriors were able to convert scrappy defensive play into offensive attacks, pulling ahead in the last points to win the third game 25-22.
 
The Eagles continued to press against Nyack at the net. The Warriors started to solidify their blocking game in the fourth set, but Post spread the ball on offense, relying on tough serving and smart swings to put Nyack out of system. The Warriors dropped the fourth set 23-25 and took the match to a fifth set. The deciding set started off with both teams going back and forth, keeping each other close in the first few points. The Warriors earned 3 quick points to switch sides up 8-5 and did not look back from there, closing out the set with strong serves and swings to claim a 15-11 victory.
 
Kyra Zuhlke led the Warriors on offense with 21 kills and a .543 hitting percentage. Overall, the Nyack offense generated 68 kills while only making 18 errors for the match. Rachel Medin contributed a triple double with 35 assists, 12 digs, and 12 kills. Freshmen British Dawson and Bailey Medeiros held down the defensive game with 16 and 15 digs, respectively, while Alexus Winters added 14 digs.
 
Up next, the Warriors travel to Philadelphia to take on Jefferson University on Saturday.