Volleyball sweeps tri-match over William Paterson, John Jay

Volleyball sweeps tri-match over William Paterson, John Jay

NEW YORK – The Wesley College women's volleyball team downed the William Paterson Pioneers and the John Jay Bloodhounds in a non-conference tri-match on Saturday.

Facing a two-set deficit, Wesley took the last three sets to defeat William Paterson, 3-2 (23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, 16-14). 

Tionne Graves-Brown set a new single-game kill record with 22 kills in the five-set fray, besting her and Lilia Brekke's previous mark of 21 kills. Graves-Brown also dug out a match-high 29 attacks.

Jessica Tynes and Codi Ziolkowski also tallied double-digit kills in the contest against William Paterson. Tynes notched a kill-dig double-double with 18 kills and 15 digs. Ziolkowski dropped in 12 kills. Tynes and Ziolkowski blocked four and three attacks respectively. 

Nadia Hopkins totaled 10 blocks (two solo, eight assisted) in the game while Elisa Hackendorn blocked four Pioneer attacks.

Lindsay Burg dished out 35 assists with two service aces while Teaghen Vogelsang notched 27 assists. Caelli Clifford dug out 26 attacks and added three service aces.

Alyssa Torman had 23 kills and 10 digs for William Paterson.

After trading wins in the first two sets with John Jay, Wesley won sets three and four to take the match, 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-9, 25-19) over the Bloodhounds.

Graves-Brown led the Wolverine attack with a match-high 16 kills. She also added six digs and a service ace. 

Tania Rounds chipped in with eight kills, three blocks and two service aces while Tynes had nine digs and six kills. Ziolkowski and Courtney Olson each recorded five kills for the Wolverines.

Burg assisted 21 Wolverine kills and added seven digs and two service aces. Vogelsang handed out 16 assists in the four-set win. Clifford added nine digs in the back row.

Mballou Berete and Brittany Steele led the Bloodhounds with 10 kills respectively. 

The Wolverines (8-3) will face off with the Lancaster Bible Chargers on Tuesday, Sept 19. The action is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in Lancaster, Pa.