Lady Cougars down Mercyhurst North East

The Genesee Community College women’s volleyball team knocked off Mercyhurst North East on Thursday night, three sets to one to earn their third straight conference victory of the season.
The Lady Cougars extended an early 8-5 first set lead to 11-5 after Karin Davis served to three straight points. Mercyhurst fought back and cut it to four before Genesee pulled away again, winning the first set 25-17.
It was a back-and-forth second set before GCC made a four-point run to turn a 14-14 tie into an 18-14 lead. The Lady Cougars would win the second set 25-19.
Mercyhurst jumped out early in the third set before falling behind 14-11. The Lady Saints battled back and won nine of the final thirteen points to win the third set 25-20.
Genesee closed out the match in the fourth set, withstanding a late Mercyhurst run, to win the final game 25-21.
Carrie Blunt led the way with 19 kills, Davis had 15 digs, Leyinska Quiles-Torres tallied 26 assists and four digs and Michelle Nagle chipped in nine kills and six digs.
With the win, Genesee improves their overall record to 6-8 and will return to action next Thursday when they travel to Erie Community College for a 6pm start.