WVB: Women’s Volleyball Goes 1-3 in Season Opening Tournament at Morrisville.

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Photo Credit: Cottonwood Studios (cottonwoodstudioscny.com)

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly Women's Volleyball team traveled to Morrisville State for four non-conference matches this weekend. On Friday, the Wildcats opened the season with a match against Buffalo State, followed by a match against Oswego State. The Wildcats then took on Penn St.-Behrend and MIT on Saturday.



The Wildcats got off to a hot start in their first match of the season, defeating Buffalo State in four sets; 25-17, 25-16, 21-25, 25-19. Karlie King (Liverpool, N.Y.) led all players with 16 kills along with 6 service aces and 6 digs. Hayley Lawter (Whitesboro, N.Y.) also reached double figures with 10 kills. Sydney Johnson (Nine Mile Falls, Wash.) added 44 assists, 6 service aces, and 7 digs in the winning effort.



In the second match of the day, the Wildcats lost to Oswego State in three sets; 25-15, 25-17, 25-12. The Lakers were led by Allison Sullivan and her 11 kills. Karlie King led the Wildcats with 6 kills and 11 digs. Sydney Johnson added 15 assists and 11 digs.



The Wildcats struggles continued on Day 2, losing to Penn St.-Behrend; 25-15, 25-15, 25-23. Sydney Johnson led the way for the Wildcats with 29 assists, 13 digs, 2 service aces, and 2 kills. Penn St.-Behrend was led by Amanda Henry's 7 kills, 11 digs, and 3 service aces.



In the final match of the tournament, the Wildcats fell to MIT in four sets; 18-25, 25-23, 18-25, 9-25. Abby Bertics led the charge for MIT, recording 15 kills, 7 digs, and 3 service aces. Christina Liao also had 36 assists and 8 digs for the Engineers of MIT. Hayley Lawter led the Wildcats in kills with 7, and Sydney Johnson had 19 assists, 6 service aces, and 4 kills. Amanda Batten (Penfield, N.Y.) also added 16 digs.



The Wildcats will return to the court on Friday November 7th against St. John Fisher in the University of Rochester Invitational. The game is scheduled for a 7:00pm start.