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Pioneers Split Games, Move to 10-9

David Otero
Sports Editor

The LIU Post women’s volleyball team now has a 10-9 record after losing to Roberts Wesleyan College and defeating the College of Saint Rose on Saturday, September 29.

In the first match against the Roberts Wesleyan Raiders (6-8), the Pioneers lost in straight sets 3-0 (20-25, 22-25, 14-25). The first two sets were tightly contested between both sides. The Raid¬ers and Pioneers were knotted up at 19-19, but the Raiders would go on a late run to take the first set. In the second set, the score would again be tied late as the teams were even up at 18-18. Once again, the Raiders breezed through the final few points to take a two set lead. The third set was not as competitive as the first two as the Raiders won it 25-14 to win the game. Senior middle blocker Lisa Delfs led the team with seven kills, and freshman libero Rachel Ringor led the team with 13 digs.

In the second match of the day, the Pioneers would bounce back from the loss with a five-set win against the College of Saint Rose Golden Knights (8-5) by a score of 3-2 (15-25, 25-19, 12-25, 25-16, 15-12). The Pioneers and Golden Knights would alternate winning and losing the first four sets of the game, but the Pioneers would win the decisive fifth set by a score of 15-12. Delfs once again led the Pioneers with 10 kills while junior middle blocker Makamae Namahoe and junior middle hitter Susy Cricchi each had eight kills in the win. The Pioneers also had three players with double figure digs including Namahoe with 16, freshman outside hitter Harlee Meyers with 15, and sophomore setter Lulu Centro with 10.

The next matchup for the Pioneers is on Thursday, October 4, at home at 7 p.m. against the Queens College Knights (2-13).

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