Women's Volleyball Will Travel to Holy Family for CACC Quarterfinals

Women's Volleyball Will Travel to Holy Family for CACC Quarterfinals

Philadelphia, Pa. - The Nyack College women's volleyball team will be opening the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament Tuesday night versus Holy Family University on the road at the Campus Center Gymnasium on the Holy Family University Campus.  Match time is set for 7 p.m.
Tickets for the match are $6 for adults and $3 for children, senior citizens and students with valid ID.  Children under the age of three are admitted free of charge.
The Match Up
#2S Holy Family (20-9, 15-4 CACC) vs. #3N Nyack (14-19, 12-7 CACC)

Scouting Nyack
The Warriors offense has been outstanding this season leading the CACC with 1,346 kills. Freshman Kyra Zuhlke (Johnstown, CO) leads the team with 2.71 kills per set and 304 kills, which ranks her 4th in hitting percentage and 7th in kills in the CACC. Senior Alexus Winters (Yorba Linda, CA) is averaging 2.32 kills per set and 244 kills. The Warriors have also been successful on the serve totaling 241 aces this season; second most in the CACC. Freshman Rachel Medin (San Diego, CA) leads the team with 55 aces and her 0.47 aces per set rank her 4th in the CACC. The Warriors have three players that have totaled over 300 digs, including freshman British Dawson (Kailua, HI) with the team lead at 370. Winters has recorded 331 digs and Medin has totaled 309. 

On the defensive end the Warriors are ranked sixth in the CACC with a total of 171 blocks throughout the season. The Warriors average 1.38 blocks per set and are led by Zuhlke who averages 0.94 blocks per set, which ranks her 5th in the conference. Her total of 105 blocks ranks 3rd in the CACC, while her 30 solo blocks ranks 4th. 

Scouting Holy Family
The Holy Family offense has been one of the most proficient in the CACC this season.  The Tigers enter the postseason averaging 12.43 kills per set; second most in the CACC and are fourth in attack percentage at .175.  Holy Family leads the conference in assists per set at 11.82 and has totaled 1,217 assists; second only to Nyack who has totaled 1,233. Chase Wassel leads the conference with 4.30 kills per set through the regular season. Natalie Stewart is second in the CACC with 9.76 assists per set and is fourth overall with 683 total assists. Kacie Brien is also among the conference leaders in assist as she is averaging 8.84 per set; fourth best in the CACC. Defensively, the Tigers have been just as efficient. Holy Family ranks second in the CACC with 17.00 digs per set and are eighth in total blocks with 1.38 per set. 

All-Time Series
Holy Family and Nyack have met 18 times dating back to the 2003 season. The Tigers are 11-7 versus the Warriors in the series after Nyack came away with a 3-2 victory earlier this season. This marks the first meeting between the two teams in the CACC Tournament.
2017 CACC Tournament Field
S#4 Goldey-Beacom at N#1 Caldwell
N#3 Nyack at S#2 Holy Family
N#4 Bloomfield at S#1 Jefferson
S#3 Georgian Court at N#2 Post
Semifinals - Saturday, Nov. 18 (at Wilmington)
Caldwell/Goldey-Beacom vs. Holy Family/Nyack
Jefferson/Bloomfield vs. Post/Georgian Court
Final - Sunday, Nov. 19 (at Wilmington)
Two Semifinal Winners - 12 p.m.