Barber, Hlozansky and Mettler lead attack
UTICA, NY – Gaining more momentum as the season progresses, the Lady General Volleyball team went into a Mohawk Valley Community College POD on Saturday and beat Onondaga Community College 3-1, Jefferson Community College 3-0 and Cayuga Community College 3-0.
Herkimer (12-3) lost only one set Saturday, and it was against Onondaga. Despite taking the first set by five (25-20), the Lazers came back to take the second 25-23, then to only lose the third set by eight (25-17) and fourth by three (25-22).
Playing well against Onondaga was Kayla Barber (South Glens Falls, NY), Brynn Hlozansky (Johnstwon, NY), Zara Hyde (Bleecker, NY), Ashley Mettler (Oppenheim, NY) and Cristen Davis (Castorland, NY). Barber had 19 kills, seven aces, 12 digs, one assist and two blocks; Hlozansky had 10 kills, five aces and 11 digs; Hyde had one kill, 10 digs, 34 assists and two blocks; Mettler had nine kills, three aces and seven digs; Davis had 14 digs.
The second match against Jefferson saw Herkimer build on their hardwood success, beating the Cannoneers 24-14, 28-26 and 25-14. Barber had 15 kills, nine digs and two blocks; Davis had three aces and 18 digs; Hlozansky had seven kills, two aces and 10 digs; Hyde had one kill, two aces, 15 digs and 30 assists; Paola Vazquez-Mora (Troy, NY) had one assist; Mettler had 10 kills, one ace and nine digs; Katherine Clarke (Oneida, NY) had three kills, one dig, one assist and two blocks; Nicole Thibault (Ilion, NY) had five digs.
The final match against Cayuga Community College saw the Lady Generals improve on an impressive set streak, taking 18 of their last 20 sets. Herkimer won 25-12, 25-13 and 25-15 to increase that feat to 21-2.
Standing out against the Spartans was Barber with 15 kills, two aces six digs and four blocks; Davis with one ace, 10 digs and one assist; Hlozansky with four kills, one ace and eight digs; Hyde with five kills, one ace, three digs, 28 assists and one block; Vazquez-Mora with one block and Colleen Byam (Delhi, NY) with three kills.
Herkimer will look to improve on their 11-1 record in their last 12 matches this Wednesday, October 2nd when SUNY Adirondack comes to Herkimer County Community College. Start time is schedule for 6 p.m.
-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager