A-State Wins Three in Pool Play

The Alfred State College volleyball team was 3-0 in pool play and advanced to the Semifinals of the Region III Division III Tournament.  The Lady Pioneers downed SUNY Delhi 30-11, 30-13, 30-16, SUNY Cobleskill 30-25, 30-20, 30-15, and Mohawk Valley CC 30-13, 30-7, 30-24. 

The Lady Pioneers improve to 33-4 on the season and will take on Corning CC (2-1 in pool play) in the semifinals.  Jamestown CC, which was 3-0 in pool play to earn the top spot in Pool B, will take on Mohawk Valley CC (2-1 in pool play) in the other semifinal.  The semifinals are set for 11 a.m. while the final will begin at 1 p.m.

Versus Delhi, Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home) led the way with 11 kills and eight digs while Georgia Buchholz (Andover) finished with 12 digs and nine kills.  Shannon Jablonski (Cheektowaga) finished with a team high 14 digs and added seven kills and five aces.  Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) finished with seven kills while Elaina Braun (Waterloo) finished with 30 assists, seven digs, and five kills.

Jerome had a monster game versus Cobleskill.  She finished with 20 digs, 14 kills, and two blocks.  McMahon led the team with 16 kills and added 14 digs.  Buchholz added 17 digs and 10 kills while Jablonski finished with 13 digs and 10 kills.  Natalie Gregory (Iroquois) chipped in 12 digs, six kills, and two blocks while Braun passed out 48 assists.

McMahon registered 22 digs and 15 kills in the victory over Mohawk Valley.  Jablosnki added 21 digs and 12 kills while Jerome finished with 17 digs, 10 kills, and two blocks.  Gregory chipped in 14 digs, nine kills, and three aces, Buchholz had 11 digs and seven kills, and Bruan passed out 45 assists.

For complete results of the Region III Division III Tournament visit the tournament web-page at: http://www.alfredstate.edu/athletics/2007-volleyball-regionals