The only two teams in Division II Region III volleyball squared off for the title on Tuesday night at Genesee Community College, with GCC and Mercyhurst North East meeting for the fourth time this season. The Lady Cougars were 3-0 on the season against the Lady Saints and come away victorious once again Tuesday in three sets (25-15, 25-12, 25-17).
Genesee came from behind early in the first set thanks in part to strong serving from Deliane Lessard who served to six straight points. The Lady Cougars did not trail in the second and third sets.
Carrie Blunt lead GCC with 13 kills and Lessard chipped in with 9. Kristie Barger tallied 27 digs and Karin Davis recorded a team high 12 assists.
With the win, Genesee head coach Jim Mercer earns the Division II Region III Coach of the Year. Named to the All-Region team for GCC was Deliane Lessard, Karin Davis and Carrie Blunt. Paige Tilert was named the Region’s Most Valuable Player.
Genesee will now move on to the NJCAA District Tournament beginning on Saturday, November 5th.