WVB: Wildcats Take Down Local Rival Utica College.

WVB: Wildcats Take Down Local Rival Utica College.

UTICA, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly Women's Volleyball team took down cross-town rival Utica College in front of a packed house on Monday night. The Wildcats overcame an early deficit to take the match in four sets (18-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-16). With the victory, SUNY Poly improves to 4-8 overall.



The Wildcats started the match slow, and with the help of a loud and intense audience, Utica College began the match on a 9-0 run. After SUNY Poly Head Coach Juleah Wanner called a timeout, the Wildcats bounced back and were able to cut the lead to as few as three points trailing 17-20. The Pioneers were able to maintain their lead in the first set winning 25-18.

The second set started much better for SUNY Poly. With the set tied at 8-8, Kaley Pichura (Syracuse, N.Y.) went on an eight point service run, including a service ace and kills from three different Wildcats. SUNY Poly would maintain the lead throughout the set, holding off a late run by the Pioneers. After a long rally, Junior Outside Hitter Makayla Hulett (Colonie, N.Y.) ended the second set with a kill. 

In the third set, the Wildcats built off the momentum from the second set. SUNY Poly opened the set with three straight points. Utica would bounce back and take a 16-9 lead, but SUNY Poly bounced back and took the long third set 27-25.

The fourth and final set of the match was all SUNY Poly. The Wildcats cleaned up their serve receive and passing to take down the Pioneers convincingly 25-16.



  • Junior Karlie King (Liverpool, N.Y.) again led SUNY Poly with a season-high 18 kills. She also had a service ace, 13 digs, and a block.

  • Brittany Adams (Clifton Park, N.Y.) totaled 14 kills and five assists for the Wildcats.

  • Makayla Hulett had 10 kills and 15 digs on the evening.

  • Shannon McIntyre (New Berlin, N.Y.) led SUNY Poly in digs with 17. She also had three service aces in the match.

  • Kaley Pichura totaled 38 assists, three service aces, 11 digs, and two blocks for the Wildcats.

  • Meaghan Romaguera led Utica College with 11 kills.



The SUNY Poly Wildcats will travel to NEAC rival Cazenovia on Wednesday September 25th. The match is set to begin at 7:00pm.


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