POTSDAM --The SUNY Potsdam women’s volleyball team is back in action for the SUNYAC playoffs hosted by Buffalo State, facing Oneonta State at noon today. The winner between Oneonta and Potsdam will face Fredonia at 6 p.m.
The Bears finished the regular season with a 22-15 overall record and 3-5 in SUNYAC pool play. Junior setter Jenna Blujus (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C.W. Baker) led the Bears with 1051 assists, 449 digs, and 80 service aces on the season. She currently holds the first slot in the conference for service aces. Rachel Auerbach (Ashburn, Va. / Stone Bridge) has put together a great freshman year for the Bears.
The outside hitter has emerged as one of Potsdam’s top offensive threats. Auerbach leads the team in kills (310) and is second on the team in service aces (43). She was selected SUNYAC athlete of the week in early October while posting her first career triple double for the Bears.
Seniors Kayla Howard (Marcellus, N.Y. / Marcellus) and Jill Dye (Middletown, N.Y. / Minisink Valley) have also contributed to the team’s success this season. Howard leads the team in blocks (83) and is second in kills (245). Dye has locked down the back row from the libero position, adding 424 digs.
Live updates of the match will be available on Twitter via @PotsdamBears.