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Women’s Volleyball Falls to Dowling

Heather Norris

The C.W. Post Women’s Volleyball Team suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Dowling College Golden Lions on Wednesday, October 19th. The loss dropped the team’s record to 11-13 overall and 4-5 in the East Coast Conference, while the Lions improved to 18-3 overall and 9-0 in the ECC. The Lions are also currently ranked first in conference standings.

The first set started off close, with both teams fighting to keep the other within reach. With the score tied at 10, however, the Lions managed to use a series of eight Pioneer-attacking errors to pull away with a 15-4 streak to take the lead 1-0.

The Pioneers seemed to rebound in the second set, playing a much more composed game. Late in the set though, with the score tied at 24, the Lions got the kill to put the finishing touches on the match and widen the gap to 2-0. The Lions went on the dominate the third and final set after breaking away from a 9-9 tie, achieving a .371 hitting percentage and taking the match 3-0.

Dowling outside hitter Bethany Shepard led the match with 16 kills and a .225 hitting percentage. The Pioneers were led by freshman Heather Adams’ three aces and junior Lisa Delfs’ seven kills.

The team will host the NYIT Bears in another conference match this Tuesday, October 25th, at 7 p.m. in the Pratt Center, as they look to rebound.

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