The Genesee Community College Women’s Volleyball team lost their first conference match of the season, falling in 4 sets to Niagara County Community College.
The Lady Cougars came out firing and took the first set 25-19. After falling behind early, Sabrina Wilhoite (Letchworth, NY) served to four straight points and Genesee did not trail again.
The second set was the turning point in the match. Close throughout, GCC had a chance at set point up 24-23 but could not convert. The Lady Cougars would face and survive three Niagara set points before the Lady Thunderwolves prevailed and won the set 29-27.
With the momentum from the second set, Niagara took the next two sets to put away the match, 25-16 and 25-21.
Maria Antsupova (Ozersk, Russia) lead the team with 55 digs while Kristie Barger (Lima, NY) added 40 and Paige Tilert (Derby, NY) chipped in with 35. Deliane Lessard (Rochester, NY) had 6 kills and 5 assists and Carrie Blunt added 9 kills.
The loss for Genesee is their first loss in the Western New York Athletic Conference (7-1). The Lady Cougars fall to 17-18 overall and will now move on to the WNYAC tournament beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 22nd.