Rams Fall to Stockton and Franklin & Marshall in Tri-Match

Stephanie Etersque
Stephanie Etersque

Game 1: Stockton - 3, Farmingdale State - 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-17)

Game 2: Franklin & Marshall - 3, Farmingdale State - 1 (19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-18)

Galloway, N.J. - At the Stockton University women's volleyball tri-match today, Farmingdale State fell, 3-0 and 3-1, to Stockton and Franklin & Marshall, respectively. 

In a closely contested first match, the Ospreys (11-6) captured the first set 25-21 and followed with 25-20 and 25-17 victories to close out the three set sweep of FSC.

The Rams (7-7) were led by sophomore setter Julia Hande (Islip, N.Y.), who had a game-high 15 digs, and junior setter Lauren Anne Strezenec (Merrick, N.Y.), who totaled a match-high 19 assists. Sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Voiklis (Commack, N.Y.) and junior outside Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, N.Y.) each recorded three blocks for FSC.

Senior right side Stephanie Kovacs (Allentown, Penn.) recorded a game-leading 14 kills and freshman setter Emily Sullivan (Bridgewater, N.J.) added 18 assists and seven digs for Stockton.

In the second match of the day versus Franklin & Marshall (10-6), Farmingdale State took the first set 25-19, but fell in the second 25-16.

In set three, the Rams stormed back after trailing by as many as nine points to tie it, 23-23, forcing a Diplomats timeout. On the ensuing Farmingdale serve, a kill by freshman outside Delaney Hahn (Hillsborough, N.C.) put Franklin & Marshall up by one, 24-23. 

After Farmingdale State used their final timeout, another kill by Hahn sealed the 25-23 set three victory for the Diplomats. 

The Rams fell in the fourth, 25-18, as Franklin & Marshall took the match, 3-1.

FSC senior libero Stephanie Etersque (Deer Park, N.Y.) produced a game-high 19 digs, while Rams senior middle-blocker Maia Cadle-Hinton (Huntington, N.Y.) recorded a team-high 10 kills and four serving aces.

Hahn tallied a game-high 20 kills and 19 digs for the Diplomats.

Farmingdale State next hosts York (NY) on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m.