Nov. 1: The SUNY Canton women's volleyball team dropped
the final two matches of pool play and despite making the
eight-team single elimination tournament fell to the overall
three seed in the quarterfinal round Saturday evening. The
Roos conclude their season with a 28-9 record.
In its opening match of the day SUNY Canton took on
Rochester. The Warriors got out to a 9-5 start in the
opening set. Down 12-8, the Roos got within 19-18, but the
Warriors pulled away late for the 25-19 first set victory.
SUNY Canton errors hurt the team in the second set as
Rochester had match point at 24-15. The Roos rattled off
five consecutive points to get within 24-20 but the Warriors
were able to clinch the match with a 25-20 win.
Jessica Reynolds (Oakville, ON) and
Kelsy Cornish (Honeoye, NY) led the hosts with five and
four kills, respectively.
Mackenzie Mynter (Churchville, NY) dished out 13 assists
Emily Thomas (Horseheads, NY) added five digs.
The Roos were in a back-and-forth battle in its second match
of the day. SUNY Canton took a lead in the first set but
Florida College battled back to tie it at 19 all. The
Falcons scored six unanswered points to claim the first set
victory, 25-19. SUNY Canton opened up a
9-3 lead in the second set after back-to-back service aces
Lindsay Bryer (Wilson, NY). The Falcons used a 7-3 spurt
to trail by just two at 12-10 midway through the frame.
Florida would eventually take a 19-8 lead and scored six of
the final eight points to claim the match, 25-20.
Cornish and Bills (Walworth, NY) led the Roo attack with
five and four kills, respectively. Mynter assisted 14 kills
in the match, but the team hit just .092 overall.
SUNY Canton struggled to get in a groove after advancing to
the elimination round as it fell in straight sets, 3-0
(25-13, 25-14, 25-20) to the three seed Daemen College.
Bills floored a team-high six kills, while
Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, ON) tallied 13 digs. Bryer
and Cornish each supplied five kills, while
Caitlin Grimshaw (Adams, NY) added four put downs.
This caps off a tremendous season for the 2013 SUNY Canton
women's volleyball team.
Oct. 31: The SUNY Canton women's volleyball team split a pair of matches on the opening day of the 2013 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships. The Roos (28-6) fell to a pesky Lindenwood University-Belleville squad, 2-1 (25-15, 20-25, 12-15), before defeating Johnson and Wales University (NC), 2-0 (25-16, 25-22). Day one of the tournament consisted of best of three pool play matches as the 10 teams were split into two different five-team brackets. Pool play will resume Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. as eight more matches are scheduled for tomorrow. After pool play concludes the top four teams in each pool will be reseeded based on record and a eight team single elimination tournament will begin at approximately 4:00 p.m. The quarterfinal round will take place at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. with the winners advancing to the semifinal round on Saturday. In its opening match of the day the Roos got out to a quick start dominating a 25-15 first set against the Lynx. SUNY Canton opened the second set with a 5-0 lead behind the service game of Kelsy Cornish (Honeoye, NY), however, Lindenwood-Belleville would respond with a 13-8 run to tie it at 13 all. Down the stretch the Lynx proved strong as they prevailed 25-20. The third set was back-and-forth early as Lindenwood-Belleville took a slim 8-7 lead at the changeover. Once again the Lynx were able to separate down the stretch for the 15-12 victory. Lindsay Bryer (Wilson, NY) and Morgan Bills (Walworth, NY) paced the Roos with eight kills apiece, while Cornish added seven kills and eight digs. Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, ON) dug up nine balls while Mackenzie Mynter (Churchville, NY) assisted a match-best 21 kills. SUNY Canton hit .254 as a team in the match. In its second tilt of the day the Roos came out sharper and used a stronger service game to get by Johnson and Wales in two sets. Jessica Reynolds (Oakville, ON) finished with a match-best eight kills, while Mynter tallied a match-high 23 assists to go with her team-best six digs. Cornish put down six kills and Bills and Bryer each recorded four kills apiece. The women's volleyball team is back in action Friday when it plays its final two pool play matches. The fourth seeded Roos square off with sixth seeded Rochester College at 10:00 a.m. before a 2:30 p.m. battle with second seeded Florida College. Both matches will be back in the friendly confines of the Roos House where SUNY Canton is a perfect 9-0 this season.