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Castleton Swept in Non-Conference Tri-Match

Courtesy of: Elms College Sports Information

CHICOPEE, Mass. - The Castleton State College volleyball team dropped a pair of non-conference matches Saturday afternoon at Elms College, falling three sets to Mount Holyoke before losing in five to host Elms.

Mount Holyoke 3, Castleton 0 - In Mount Holyoke's win Kneifel floored 11 kills and two solo blocks and Fitzpatrick amassed 10 assists and 10 digs to seal the win. Brummer added two solo blocks in the contest. Castleton was led by a two-kill effort from Nicole Valastro (South Glens Falls, N.Y.), Alyssa Sherman (Argyle, N.Y.), Sarah Wheeler (Kinderhook, N.Y.) and Grace Schreiber (Cheshire, Conn.). Paige Lacey (Westerly, R.I.) handed out six assists.

Elms 3, Castleton 2 - Castleton posted an early 1-0 lead in the contest and the sides alternated wins in each set, forcing a deciding fifth frame with neither set being determined by less more than five points. Croteau blasted 20 kills and registered 16 digs, while Rego passed out 45 assists and contributed 13 digs to guide Elms to victory. Martin added 12 kills, served up six aces and tied for the match-high in digs with 19, while Larvey finished with 15 digs in the win. Wheeler and Schreiber combined for 18 of the Spartans' 34 kills, while Alyssa Sherman (Argyle, N.Y.) registered 19 digs. Valastro, Wheeler and Schreiber added 11 digs each, while Lacey finished with 10 in the loss.