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Volleyball Goes 7 and 4

Christian Arnold
Assistant Sports Editor

The LIU Post Pioneers women’s vol¬leyball team ended the LIU Post Tournament, which occurred at the Pratt Center, with a 3-0 loss to the Adelphi Panthers on Saturday, September 15. The previous day, the Pioneers defeated Caldwell College and Pace University 3-2 and 3-1, respectively. LIU Post’s record moves to 7-4 on the sea¬son after the weekend tournament.

In Friday’s first match, the Pioneers downed Caldwell College in five sets with junior Makamae Namahoe leading all players. She had a double-double with 20 kills and 27 digs. Freshman Monica Amador had a game-high 33 assists.

In the second game, the Pioneers defeated Pace in four sets, with set scores of 26-24, 20-25, 25-18, and 25-23. Namahoe had her second double-double of the day, with 13 kills and 20 digs.

However, the Pioneers winning streak ended on Saturday when the Adelphi Panthers swept the Pioneers 3-0 with set scores of 25-19, 25-21 and 25-20. Namahoe recorded yet another double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. It was her ninth double-double of the season. Amador and freshman Katie Barto combined for 27 assists in the contest.

Prior to the LIU Post Tournament, the Pioneers traveled to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania for the Lock Haven Tournament on September 7 and 8. In addition, the team was in Millersville, Pennsylvania for the Millersville Tournament the weekend before that.

The Pioneers were ranked fourth in the East Coast Conference preseason poll. The Pioneers’ face Molloy College, on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m.

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