Springfield College Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Through SC Invitational

Junior MaryKathryn O’Neil Named Tournament MVP;
Reves Named To All-Tournament Team

 

 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 3, 2004 – Springfield College junior middle blocker MaryKathryn O’Neil (Liverpool, N.Y.) was named tournament MVP after leading the Pride to four-straight victories and the team title at the SC Women’s Volleyball Invitational today.  Senior opposite Ashley Reves (Orchard Park, N.Y.) also garnered All-Tournament Team honors for her stellar play throughout the weekend.

 

In match one, the Pride (4-0) were led by O’Neil as she totaled 20 kills and a .643 hitting percentage as SC defeated Roger Williams, 3-0 (30-15, 30-19, 30-23).  Senior setter Alesia Vaccari (Winsted, Conn.) dished out 36 assists in the win and freshman Jessica Baldwin (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded a team-high four service aces.  Junior libero Leah Hettrick (Meriden, Conn.) had eight digs for the Pride.

 

In the second match of the day, Reves totaled 11 kills and 13 digs as the Pride made quick work of Brandeis University, 3-0 (30-23, 30-17, 30-23).  Vaccari recorded 31 more assists in the match, and Hettrick registered 13 more digs for SC.

 

Next weekend the Pride will travel to the Johnson & Wales Invitational, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 9-10.

 

Saturday, Sept. 3
Springfield def. Roger Williams, 3-0 (30-15, 30-19, 30-23)

Brandeis def. Suffolk, 3-0 (30-18, 30-16, 30-19)

Roger Williams def. Suffolk, 3-1 (22-30, 30-17, 30-24, 32-30)

Rhode Island College def. Brandeis, 3-1 (33-31, 20-30, 30-23, 30-28)

Springfield def. Brandeis, 3-0 (30-23, 30-17, 30-23)

Rhode Island College def. Suffolk, 3-0 (30-23, 30-21, 30-23)

 

Friday, Sept. 2
Springfield def. Suffolk, 3-0 (30-19, 30-15, 30-14)

Roger Williams def. Rhode Island College, 3-1 (31-29, 27-30, 30-26, 30-18)

Springfield def. Rhode Island College, 3-0 (30-13, 30-14, 30-25)

Brandeis def. Roger Williams, 3-1 (30-20, 22-30, 30-20, 30-26)

 

 

All-Tournament Team

Ashley Reves – Springfield                               Erin Miga – Rhode Island College

Jenna Polinsky – Brandeis                                 Amy Maurer – Roger Williams

Lorraine Wingenbach – Brandeis                     Kristen Conrad – Suffolk

 

MVP – MaryKathryn O’Neil – Springfield