Potsdam, NY – The SUNY Canton women's volleyball team carried momentum into Saturday's matches and used it to control play in a pair of sweeps against host SUNY Potsdam and Norwich University. The Kangaroos improve to 6-1 on the season after spiking past the Bears 3-0 (25-11, 25-19, 25-19) and disposing of the Cadets 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-15).
After defeating St. Michael's last night in four sets the Roos picked up right where they left off against Potsdam giving up just a remarkable 7 points in the first set. SUNY Canton spread the floor and got everyone involved in the straight set victory.
Morgan Bills (Walworth, NY) led the way with eight kills and four aces, while Kelsy Cornish (Honeoye, NY) and Jessica Reynolds (Oakville, Ontario) each floored seven kills in the match. Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, Ontario) once again provided a solid defensive effort tallying 12 digs to go with four service aces. Mackenzie Mynter (Churchville, NY) was the catalyst dishing out a match-high 26 assists.
In its second match of the day the Roos were equally as impressive holding their opponents to a negative hitting percentage. The Cadets only managed to accumulate 15 points once in the three set sweep.
Bills led the team once again tallying double digit kills (11) for the third time this season. She also added three service aces to give her seven on the day and finished with an astonishing .600 hitting percentage. Cornish had an all-around quality performance registering eight kills, nine digs and hit .400 from the floor. Erica Reynolds (Argyle, NY) finished with seven kills, Kiana Archer (Plattsburgh, NY) tallied a match-high 23 assists and Carroll recorded a match-high 16 digs. Overall, the Roos hit an unbelievable .429 as a team, their best hitting performance of the young season.
The SUNY Canton women's volleyball team ties last year's team for the best start to a season at 6-1. The Roos return to action Tuesday when they travel to take on Plattsburgh State beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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