The Alfred State College volleyball team won two of three matches at the ASC Quad meet to open up the 2009 season. The Pioneers fell 3-0 (21-25, 20-25, 19-25) to SUNY Delhi, defeated Nassau CC 3-1 (17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23), and Monroe CC 3-1 (29-27, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18).
Versus Delhi, Bobbi Hopkins (Southwestern) led the way with eight kills, 10 digs, and two blocks while Kelley Dumbleton (Warsaw) added seven kills and four blocks. Brittany Haines (Salamanca) passed out 26 assists, Chrissy Nolan (Niagara Wheatfield) recorded eight digs, and Rachel Hale (Batavia) was credited with six kills.
Emily Linn (Portville) recored 12 kills and two blocks in the victory over Nassau. Hopkins finished with sevens kills and eight digs, Haines passed out 24 assists and recorded eight digs, and Dumbleton had a match high 11 digs.
Hopkins had a team high 14 kills versus Monroe in the final match of the day. Haines passed out 41 assists, collected 11 digs, and had three blocks. Linn chipped in 10 kills, Hale had nine kills and five digs, and Kelly McDermott (Webster Thomas) had a match high 12 digs.
ASC entered the 2009 season ranked 5th in the preseason, Nassau was ranked 8th, and Monroe 9th. ASC, Delhi, and Nassau all finished the day 2-1 while Monroe was 0-3.
The Lady Pioneers host WNYAC rival Genesee CC on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at the Orvis Actitivies Center.