Warriors Volleyball Fall to Mercy and St. Rose in Season Opener Tri-Match

Warriors Volleyball Fall to Mercy and St. Rose in Season Opener Tri-Match

The Nyack College Women's Volleyball team played against Mercy College and the College of St. Rose in an away tri-match for the season opener. The Warriors managed to steal the second set from the Mavericks taking the match to four sets but lost in the end with scores of 20-25, 25-22, 14-25, and 22-25. In game two the Warrios came up short against the Golden Knights of the College of St. Rose with scores of 20-25, 15-25, and 20-25. 

Game One

The Warriors started off the first set with a kill by Kirby Cuellar. The score tied up at 2-2 and then Mercy College started to move ahead quickly. At a score of 4-6 Nyack started to fall behind losing six points to Mercy. At a score of 5-12 Mercy, Nyack begins to make a bit of comeback with a kill by Paige Easley and then a service ace by Cassady Hymes. Kyra Zuhlke had two kills in a row scoring the 11th and 12th point for Nyack and then Kirby Cuellar had two kills in a row scoring the 13th and 14th points of the set. At a score of 15-19 Mercy had pulled ahead of the Warriors winning the set. 

Nyack scored the first point of the second set with a kill by Kyra Zuhlke. The Warriors then traded points with Mercy until a score o 15-14 where Nyack then pulled ahead by three points. Mercy began to catch up but Nyack pulled out the win.

In the third set Nyack scored their first point with a kill by Rachel Medin after Mercy had already scored their first three points of the set. Nyack stayed five points behind Mercy for the first half of the set and then Mercy began to pull even farther ahead ending the game a whole 11 points in front of Nyack.

in the fourth and final set of the game, Nyack scored their first point with a kill by Bailey Medieros. Mercy then scored three points and stayed steady at that score as Nyack began to pull ahead with kills by Kyra Zuhlke, Cassady Hymes and Rachel Medin. Mercy then came back and tied up the score at 7-7. A little more than halfway through the set Mercy began to pull ahead with a 4 point difference. The Warriors were able to stay afloat and bridge the gap but Mercy pulled out the win, taking the whole match. 

Warrior Highlights: Kyra Zuhlke led the Warriors with 15 kills out of 26 attempts. Zuhlke's final hitting percentage at the end of the match was a .423. British Dawson held the team up wth a total of 22 digs for the entire match. 

Game Two

Nyack had a slow start in the first set falling behind by 5 points. The warriors began to catch up with help of a service ace by Bailey Medeiros and a kill by Rachel Medin but quickly fell behind again. At a score of 19-10 the Warriors went on a run scoring 7 points in a row bridging the score gap to 19-17. Saint Rose began to creep ahead winning the set.

The Warriors scored the first point of the second set on a kill by Kyra Zuhlke. Saint Rose then made 3 mistakes in a row putting Nyack in the lead. Saint Rose began to catch up and take the lead from the Warriors. At a score of 10-7, the teams began to trade points keeping Saint Rose steady and in the lead. Nyack slowly started to fall behind and ended the game 10 points behind Saint Rose. 

The third and last set began with a kill by Saint Rose but Nyack began to creep ahead earning points on errors and a kill by Cassady Hymes. Saint Rose quickly came back tieing up the score at 4-4. Both teams began to trade points until Nyack went on a run scoring five points in a row putting the Warriors in the lead featuring kills by Kyra Zuhlke and Bailey Medeiros. At a score of 15-19 Saint Rose began to make a comeback and stealing the game from the Warriors and winning the whole match.

Highlights: Rachel Medin had 5 kills out of 7 total attempts giving her a hitting percentage of .714 as well as 24 assists. 

Up Next: The Warriors will play in another tri-match against Queens and Le Moyne College on Saturday September 7th at 11am and 1pm.