COBLESKILL, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University women's volleyball team began North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this weekend and came away with three wins. The Bison defeated Morrisville State College, SUNY Cobleskill and Wilson College in straight sets at the NEAC Crossover Weekend hosted by the Fighting Tigers.
The Bison started the two-day weekend with a straight set win over Morrisville St. winning 25-17, 25-16, 26-24. Junior outside hitter Darriyan Thomas (Vallejo, Calif.) led the way with 14 kills, eight digs and three service aces. Junior setter Jasmine Jeter (Noblesville, Ind.) passed out 30 assists.
Gallaudet (4-8, 3-1 NEAC) fell to SUNY Poly (6-6, 3-1 NEAC) in four sets, 3-1, late on Saturday night after the evening was delayed due to a power outage in town. Thomas led the Bison with 16 kills and 11 digs while freshman middle hitter Adele Daniels (Frederick, Md.) recorded 13 kills. Jeter passed out 33 assists and freshmen Camryn Skari (Federal Way, Wash.) and Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) recorded 15 digs, four kills, three blocks and one service ace each.
GU began Sunday with a quick match over the host Fighting Tigers of SUNY Cobleskill with a 25-7, 25-9, 25-15 win. Daniels and Thomas (16 digs) recorded 11 and 10 kills, respectively, while Jeter passed out 25 assists and Harmount added 13 digs. GU had 21 service aces in the win with five coming from sophomore Raelyn Fuechtmann (South St. Paul, Minn.).
The Bison capped the long weekend with a 25-7, 25-6, 25-8 win over Wilson. Thomas led the Bison attack with 11 kills while Jeter passed out 26 assists. GU served up 22 service aces in the win.
- Thomas tallied 51 kills, 37 digs, 12 service aces and four blocks in 13 sets played this weekend
- Daniels was second on the team with 39 kills, 23 digs and 10 blocks (four solo)
- Jeter passed out 114 assists and had a team-high 13 service aces
- Five Bison had 20 or more digs during the weekend
- GU had 57 service aces in the 3-1 weekend
- Freshman Maria Elena Rendon (Espanola, N.M.) was third on the team with 10 service aces
Gallaudet has the week off to prepare for next weekend's 10th annual Worthington Classic that will run Friday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 24. The Bison will open up play on Friday afternoon against Rutgers-Newark at 2 p.m. GU will be making its home debut during the Worthington Classic.