Roos women's volleyball sweeps UMFK to win sixth straight volleyball game
Canton, NY -- The SUNY Canton women's volleyball team continued its impressive play extending its winning streak to six matches with a sweep of University of Maine-Fort Kent on Sunday at the Roos House. The Roos improve to 22-3 on the season with the 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-12) defeat of the Bengals, who fall to 11-3.
After an early 2-2 tie the Roos used four straight service points from Robyn Carroll (Bowmanville, Ontario) to open up a 6-2 lead in the opening set. SUNY Canton would control play throughout, breaking open an 18-8 lead which led to the 25-12 first set victory.The hosts got out to a slow start trailing 7-4 in the second but the Roos used seven consecutive points from the service game of Emily Thomas (Horseheads, NY) to turn the tables and take an 11-7 lead. The run forced a UMFK timeout. The teams split the ensuing 10 points as SUNY Canton continued to hold a four-point advantage at 16-12. The Bengals got within two points on multiple occasions including 21-19 but a Kelsy Cornish (Honeoye, NY) kill, Caitlin Grimshaw (Adams, NY) put down at net, and Morgan Bills (Walworth, NY) ace helped the Roos earn a 25-20 second set win.
SUNY Canton more than doubled up the visiting Bengals 15-7 to open up the third frame and cruised closing out the match, 25-12. The Roos finished the match with an impressive .215 hitting percentage, while forcing its opponent to a negative hitting percentage on their 67 attack attempts.
Jessica Reynolds (Oakville, Ontario) led all players with nine kills, while Bills tallied eight kills and a season-high six blocks. Mackenzie Mynter (Churchville, NY) dished out a match-best 33 assists to go with five kills and six digs, while Cornish added eight kills and seven digs. Thomas notched eight digs and Bryer registered seven kills and seven digs.
The women's volleyball team is back in action Friday when they take part in the Clarkson University Invitational. The Roos battle the host Golden Knights at 3:00 p.m. before a 5:00 p.m. tilt with SUNY Brockport.