The LIU Post women’s volleyball team now has a record of 11-10 after splitting games this past week against Queens College and the University of New Haven. The Pioneers defeated ECC rival, Queens College, on Thursday, October 4, 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-21). The following day, the Pioneers came up short against New Haven by a final of 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 13-25, 25-16).
In the first contest, Pioneers’ sophomore middle blocker Heath¬er Adams had the game-high in kills with 16. The Pioneers also featured three players with double-figure digs: freshman libero Rachel Ringor (18), freshman outside hitter Harlee Meyers (14), and junior middle blocker Makamae Namahoe (12). In this game, the Pioneers lost the first set 25-17, but rebounded to win the final three.
The Pioneers would try to win their second consecutive game against the New Haven Chargers but would be denied. Namahoe led the team in kills with 11, and was the only Pioneers with at least ten in that category. Once again, Ringor, Meyers and Namahoe all had double-digit kills, but in the loss Adams also joined the trio with 19 digs herself.
Something to take away from this split after these past two games is the disparity in wins for the Pioneers at home compared to on the road. The Pioneers are 5-2 at home, and 2-5 on the road (also 4-3 at neutral locations). The Pioneers currently sit in fifth place in the East Coast Conference.
The Pioneers next game is on the road on Thursday, October 11 against the University of the District of Columbia (7-9).
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