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Castleton Spartans

Castleton Downed by Eagles

Courtesy of: Green Mountain Sports Information

POULTNEY, Vt. - Green Mountain College's women's volleyball team narrowly edged out Castleton State College3-0 on Thursday night, 25-23, 25-22 and 28-26. All three sets saw the lead see-saw back and forth, with neither team able to gain more than a five point advantage at any time.

The difference in the contest was service and serve receive, where the Eagles clearly had the upper hand. Green Mountain had eighteen service aces to seven for the Spartans and CSC finished with sixteen service errors to 14 for GMC.

Castleton got excellent contributions from junior Alyssa Sherman (Argyle, NY) with 7 kills and 12 digs, and second-year Ruth Tomlinson (Huntington, VT) who chipped in with 10 digs and 4 aces. Sophomores Sarah Wheeler (Kinderbrook, N.Y.) and Grace Schreiber (Cheshire, Conn.) also reached double figure digs with 11 and ten as the team had a season-high 51 digs. The loss dropped Castleton to 0-7 on the year, and they will head to Mount Holyoke on September 24th looking for their first victory of the season.

Sophomore Kara Egan(Breezy Point, NY) turned in an outstanding all-around performance for Green Mountain, notching seven kills, seven aces and adding ten digs for good measure. Freshmen Madison Wage (Cheshire, CT) played the best game of her young college career, chipping in with seven kills, 8 digs and 3 blocks, while Jennifer Seredjko (Greenfield, MA) did another excellent job directing the GMC attack, tallying 20 assists. The Eagles return to action Saturday September 17th when they take on MCLA and Becker College in North Adams, MA looking to improve on their 2-1 record.