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Volleyball Keeps the Wins Coming

Heather Norris

The C.W. Post women’s volleyball team is on a five-game winning streak. The team has not lost a game since its 2-3 loss to N.Y.I.T. on October 25th. Their overall record is an impressive 9-3 since snapping a four-game losing streak on October 11th with a 3-2 win over Queens College.

The team’s most recent victory came on Thursday, November 3rd, with a 3-2 win over Queens College again. The match took place at the Pratt Recreation Center and was played in honor of the team’s two seniors, Andrea Nolan and Laura Garbarino.

The Pioneers took control of the match early when, down 21-23, they ignited a 5-1 run to come from behind and take the lead 1-0. A .290 hitting percentage helped the team continue its success into the second set, as the Pioneers made 12 kills to open the gap to 2-0. Sophomore setter Stephanie Schwarz contributed 11 assists in the set that the Pioneers won 25-19.

What looked like an easy victory became much more competitive in the third set. Six attacking errors and a hitting percentage of only .053 on the side of the Pioneers helped the Knights win the set 17-25 – their largest lead in the set. The team appeared to regain its control in the fourth set, but the Knights were able to squeak out the win with a solid finish and 15 kills.

Down 14-12 in the fifth and final set, the Pioneers converted a 4-0 run to capture the momentum and take the match.

The conference win improved the Pioneers’ record to 16-14 overall and 7-6 in the East Coast Conference, while dropping the Knights to 8-18, 3-10 in the ECC. The team’s final regular-season game will take place on Tuesday, November 8th, on the road against Molloy College at 7 p.m.

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