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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Women’s Volleyball

By: Brian Starkman

The women’s volleyball team at C.W. Post continues to rack up wins going undefeated in three matches against NE-10 teams on their two day road trip in Massachusetts.

Friday night they had their first game at Merrimack College. Led by a superb effort from freshman outside hitter, Jordan Schroer who recorded her first career double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs. Leading the offense with 14 kills was freshman outside hitter, Maka Namahoe who was helped by senior Amanda Ostapow, who led the team with 40 assists.

The defense also played extremely well as Post holding back the Warriors attack with 62 digs. Freshman libero, Stephanie Coufal, led the Pioneers with 25 digs while again, Namahoe had five blocks and Schroer blocking four helped the Pioneers to beat Merrimack 3-1.

Saturday the girls traveled to Bentley University where they squared off against both the Falcons (Bentley) and UMass Lowell and completed their sweep, however they were hard fought games.

In the first set of matches, Namahoe again came out strong leading the Pioneers with 11 kills in the first match along with 4 service aces and 7 digs. She was assisted again by Ostapow who led the team with 34 helpers. Senior outside hitter, Marilena Guadagnini contributed as well, totaling 8 kills and 13 digs, overcoming the Falcons 3-1.

The second match against UMass Lowell allowed Namahoe and Guadagunini to shine again as both recorded a double-double. Guadagnini led Post with 17 kills and 4 aces. Namahoe cushioned her stats adding 12 kills and digs respectively. Ostapow also registered a double-double assisting 46 times and 10 digs.

Finishing up the weekend at home against Le Moyne College the Pioneers came out strong in the first two sets only to hold off a Dolphins comeback to win the match 3-2. Seniors Guadagnini (12 kills/16 digs) and Ostapow (53 assists/10 digs) had another brilliant game, each posting a double-double. However, sophomore outside hitter Geony Fisher would lead the team with a total of 19 kills.

The Pioneers’ record now stands at 10-3 with the girls back in action against the East Coast Conference when they visit Molloy Wednesday.

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