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Cougars Earn Straight Sets Win Over Niagara

Cougars Earn Straight Sets Win Over Niagara

The Genesee Community College women's volleyball team took care of visiting Niagara County Community College on Tuesday night in three straight sets, winning 25-16, 25-22 and 25-14.

GCC jumped in front taking 12 of the first 15 points to open the match. The Thunderwolves battled back to within three at 16-13, but Genesee pulled away to take a 1-0 lead with Yu Shimizu serving to the final five points in the opening set.  

The Cougars trailed for the only time of the night at 15-14 in the second set before Kristi Knutson was on serve for six consecutive points to put GCC back in front for good.

8-4 was as close as the third and final set got as the Cougars won going away to earn their 24th victory of the season.

Shimizu ended the night with 11 assists and three aces, Knutson added eight aces, four assists and two kills, Amanda Modesto tallied four kills, Hayley White had six digs and one ace, Cheyla Downing finished with four kills and Nina DiFante totaled four blocks and three kills.

Genesee (24-7-2) will return to action on Thursday night on the road at Finger Lakes CC. Match time is set for 6 p.m.