Alfred State College volleyball coach Gene Doorley won his 100th match at Alfred State as the Lady Pioneers were 4-0 at the Corning CC Invitational. The Lady Pioneers, ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, are 30-4 (30-2 in Region III Division III play) on the season heading into the postseason.
ASC started the day with a 30-20 & 30-19 victory over SUNY Delhi. Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home) had nine kills, six aces, and 13 digs to lead the way. Georgia Buchholz (Andover) added eight digs and seven kills while Shannon Jablonski (Cheektowaga) finished with nine digs and six kills. Elaina Braun (Waterloo) passed out 15 assists.
McMahon had another solid game as the Lady Pioneers downed Herkimer CCC 30-19 & 30-14. McMahon finished with 11 kills and 10 digs while Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) added nine digs and six kills. Braun passed out 16 assists.
Braun passed out 26 assists and was credited with 10 digs in a 30-25 & 30-13 victory over Jefferson CC. McMahon finished with nine digs, eight kills, and seven aces while Jablonski had 17 digs and seven kills. Jerome and Natalie Gregory (Iroquois) each finished with seven kills.
ASC completed play on the day with a 30-17 & 30-14 victory over Tompkins Cortland CC. McMahon had 11 kills and 10 digs while Braun passed out 25 assists and had seven digs. Buchholz finished with 13 digs and five kills while Jerome added six kills and three digs.
Doorley, currently in his 5th season at Alfred State, has a 100-53 record. He now has won 100 matches at both Alfred State and Alfred University.
The Lady Pioneers now shift their focus to the Region III Division III Tournament. ASC will host pool play of Regionals and Saturday and the championship rounds on Sunday. The winner of the tournament will advance to the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Rochester, MN.