Brooklyn, N.Y. - September 30, 2018 - The women's volleyball team hosted a quad-match at the ARC on Saturday on the campus of Pratt Institute, featuring SUNY Delhi, the Culinary Institute of America, and The King's College (NY).
Pratt dropped the opening match to Delhi in five sets, (25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 22-25, 6-15), but responded with a resounding victory over CIA, (25-8, 25-16, 25-9), and another straight-set win against King's, (25-17, 25-19, 25-6).
Pratt entered the quad-match winners of three of their last four outings, and are now 8-7 on the year.
The Cannoneers started the day winning two of the first three sets against the Broncos, but were unable to close out the match, as Delhi won the final two sets, to steal the victory from the hosts. Emelen Mikelic was dominant offensively, finishing with 15 kills, while hitting .290. Avery Toomes set the pace with 35 assists, and added in three service aces, while Ivana Santascoy chipped in 13 digs, and two service aces in the loss.
In their second match of the day, Pratt cruised past the Steels in straight-sets with a balanced attack, as four Cannoneers finished with four kills each: Oliver Buika, Shannon Corr, Madeline Markley, and Marlena Todd, as Pratt hit .131 as a team. Santascoy was dominant on the back-line with 15 digs, and Toomes finished with 19 assists, as well as seven service aces, as the Cannoneers finished with 16 aces as a team.
For their final match of the day, head coach Luis Sepulveda's group showed a lot of determination, as his team got stronger as the match progressed, winning in three sets against the Lady Lions. Markley had nine kills, while hitting at a .304 clip, and Mikelic was everywhere on the court for Pratt, with five kills, three service aces, and seven digs. Santascoy had 15 digs, and Toomes controlled the offense with 27 assists, as well as helping defensively with seven digs.
Up Next: Pratt will travel to Media, PA for the weekend of October 5th and 6th as they play in the Penn State Brandywine Dig Pink tournament, against Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Brandywine, Cedar Crest, and Marywood.