Posted: Oct 21, 2017
The Nyack Warriors traveled to Philadelphia to take on the Jefferson University Rams, dropping the match 0-3 to bring their CACC record to 8-5.
In the first set, the Warriors started off in an 0-3 deficit but rallied back to stay within a few points. Nyack was not able to stop the Rams from gaining consecutive runs of points on offense, which put the lead just out of the Warriors' reach. The score was kept close throughout the set, but the Rams' offense closed out the game, with Nyack dropping the first set 22-25. In the second set, the Warriors solidified their passing game on serve receive and defense from the start, and the two teams went back and forth in the score. The Warriors held onto a slim lead midway through the game, before Jefferson capitalized on some Nyack serving errors to take back the advantage and keep it for the rest of the set. The Warriors lost the second set 18-25.
Nyack stormed out in the third set, converting digs and passes into strategic kills on offense to jump out ahead 7-3. Their momentum on offense carried them to a 13-7 lead, but Jefferson answered with a surge of 7 straight points to bring the score to 13-14. Fighting for points, Nyack put up strong blocking and swinging efforts at the net, supported by scrappy defense in the back row. The two teams stayed close throughout the rest of the game. In the final points, Jefferson took the lead and did not relinquish it, and the Warriors lost the third set 23-25.
Kyra Zuhlke led Nyack at the net with 10 kills and 4 blocks. Rachel Medin contributed 19 assists, and British Dawson added up 16 digs.
The Warriors travel to Dominican College on Tuesday to continue their conference play.