Dix Hills, NY - In the first volleyball tri-match hosted at Five Towns College, the women's volleyball team took home one win and one loss.
Game 1: Five Towns 3 - NHTI 2 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 28-30, 15-13)
In the first game of the day, Five Towns battled through five close sets against the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) Lynx. NHTI came into the match tied for 10th in the USCAA Week 1 Coaches Poll from September 25th. The Lynx hit only .023% through the match and had 32 kills compared to the Sound's 56.
Lanasia Drain led Five Towns with a game-high and season-high 25 kills. She had a hitting percentage of .311 for her best game of the season and now leads the HVIAC in kills per set with 2.93. Anna Matytsina had her first double-double of her career with 17 kills and 21 digs. The Sound totaled 13 service aces, six of which came from Libero Emily Angelastro who had 23 digs; Angelastro continues to lead the HVIAC in service aces per set and digs per set. Jada Roberts-Duncan had a season-high 32 assists to help lead the Sound to victory.
Game 2: Five Towns 0 - SUNY Old Westbury 3 (10-25, 22-25, 12-25)
In the second match for Five Towns, the Sound faced NCAA Divison III SUNY Old Westbury. Hitting .199% as a team against NHTI in the first game, Five Towns had a hitting percentage of .069 against the Panthers. Old Westbury's Joelle Desrosiers had a game-high 10 kills, and Lanasia Drain had a team-high seven kills for the Sound.
After dropping the first set 10-25, Five Towns put up a fight all the way through the second set before falling 22-25. Two service aces in a row from Emily Angelastro brought the Sound within one point at 20-21. The teams then traded attacking errors between both sides, before a service error from Anna Matytsina and a kill from Old Westbury's Hillary Bennett sealed the deal.
Five Towns could not get the momentum going their way in the third set. The Sound kept it close, down 10-11 until the Panthers went on a 12-0 run to runaway with the score at 23-10. Old Westbury's Kyraleigh Zinnel had eight service aces within that scoring run.
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