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Volleyball Sweeps at POD Event

Volleyball Sweeps at POD Event

The Genesee Community College volleyball team swept its POD play event on Saturday afternoon winning matches against Erie CC, Jamestown CC and Niagara County CC.

The Cougars went to five sets in their opener against Erie, winning 3-2 (22-25, 25-14, 25-18, 23-25, 15-12).

Yu Shimizu totaled 30 assists and 16 digs in the day's first match. Kristi Knutson finished with 10 kills and six assists, Amanda Modesto led the way with 13 kills, Nina DiFante added 12 kills, Haley White finished with 9 digs and Cheyla Downing added four kills.

GCC avenged a loss earlier this month to Jamestown CC with a 3-0 win over the Jayhawks in its second match of the day. Final scores were: 25-17, 25-19, 25-23.

DiFante had a team high 15 kills, Modesto finished with 12 digs and 10 kills, White added 20 digs and Asuka Taguchi also finished with 20 digs.

The Cougars ended the day with a three sets to one win over Niagara County CC (25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-18).

Taguchi tallied 20 digs, Modesto finished with 15 digs and eight kills, Knutson added 14 assists and nine digs, Shimizu totaled nine assists and Downing added eight kills.

Genesee is now 16-4-2 overall on the year and returns to action on the road on Thursday at Mercyhurst North East for a 6 P.M. start.