Women's Volleyball Finishes 2nd

The Genesee Community College Women’s Volleyball team finished 2nd place in the 2011 Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament, losing only to Niagara County Community College in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

The Genesee Community College Women’s Volleyball team finished 2nd place in the 2011 Western New York Athletic Conference Tournament, losing only to Niagara County Community College in the finals on Saturday afternoon.

After a double bye to start the tournament, the Lady Cougars knocked off Erie Community College in four sets, 25-20, 15-25, 25-23, 25-22, in the semi finals and moved on to the championship.

The final match was a rematch from October 18th against Niagara County Community College. NCCC handed Genesee their first conference loss of the season in four sets earlier in the week. The Lady Thunderwolves came out on top once again, downing GCC in three sets (10-25, 16-25, 17-25) to claim the WNYAC Tournament title.

“We were flat. We just never got on track in the finals,” said head coach Jim Mercer.

Tournament totals:

Paige Tilert: 81 digs, 11 kills

Deliane Lessard: 35 digs and 20 kills

Sabrina Wilhoite: 25 assists and 5 aces

Maria Antsupova: 74 digs and 5 aces

Carrie Blunt: 23 kills

Kristie Barger: 94 digs

Paige Tilert (Derby, NY) was named to the WNYAC Tournament first team and Carrie Blunt was named to the third team. The Lady Cougars will now shift focus to the Regional Tournament. They will host an opening round game on Tuesday, October 25th at Genesee Community College at 6pm.

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