NEW PALTZ, NY — This evening the SUNY New Paltz women’s volleyball team defeated New Jersey City University by a final score of 3-1.
After a sluggish start, SUNY New Paltz (25-8) overcame and stole control of the first game forcing a Gothic Knight timeout with a score of 22-14. Unfazed, SUNY New Paltz won the first game 30-23. The Gothic Knights jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the second game, but SUNY New Paltz quickly turned the tables mounting a 15-5 run. New Jersey City University (23-6), however, battled their way back to snag a 30-27 victory.
The third game was a played competitively until the Hawks forced a Gothic Knight timeout with a score of 26-22. The Hawks took the third game 30-25. SUNY New Paltz pulled away in the fourth game and won it decidedly 30-17.
The Hawks were led by senior middle hitter Christina Mazurowski (Tonawanda, NY) who posted 16 kills, five blocks and five service aces, Mazurowski reached the 1,000-kill plateau in the third game. Senior outside hitter Andrea Kaiser (Blue Point, NY) and junior right side Kim Clouston (Baldwinsville, NY) provided stand-out performances recording 15 kills and 18 digs, and 17 kills and 15 digs, respectively. Senior libero Christina Butcher (North Salem, NY) totaled 20 digs in the win; she collected her 1,000th career dig in the fourth game.
In a brief ceremony preceding this evening’s competition the following seniors were honored and participated in the final match of their collegiate careers: Christina Mazurowski (Tonawanda, NY), Andrea Kaiser (Blue Point, NY) and Christina Butcher (North Salem, NY). This weekend, October 29-30, the SUNY New Paltz women’s volleyball team will travel to Ithaca to participate in the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) Tournament.