September 18, 2007

Rams Win in Four Over St. Joseph's for First Conference Victory

Farmingdale - 3 (30-16, 25-30, 30-21, 36-34)

St. Joseph's - 1

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team improved to 6-6, 1-0 Skyline with a four game conference victory over St. Joseph's College (1-10, 0-1) tonight in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams took game one quickly 30-16, then fell in game two 25-30 and came back to take the third game 30-21 for a 2-1 edge. In game four, the Rams were up 29-25 and could not knock down the game point as four straight balls hit just outside the back line, tying the game up at 29 and forcing a 2-point win. Both teams traded game point until Farmingdale came out on top 36-34 to take the 3-1 conference win.

Senior middle/outside Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) led the team with 30 digs, 18 kills and 3 blocks, while junior middle blocker Cathryn McLean (Northport, N.Y./Northport) finished the game with 20 kills, 18 digs and four solo blocks. Freshman Jeanne Marie Weber (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) finished with 36 assists for the night. Junior outside Theresa Rokee (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) had 22 digs, sophomore outside Amanda Sieber (Commack, N.Y./Commack) had 21 digs, and senior right side Colleen Mackey (North Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) had 14 digs and 8 kills.

The Rams return to action on Saturday, September 22nd at Bard College for the first Skyline Conference Play Day of the year, where they will face Russell Sage College at 1:00 p.m. and Bard College at 3:00 p.m.

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