FSC Falls to USMMA; Defeats Maritime in Five Sets at Skyline Tri-Match

Kelsey Voiklis & Kate Flamio blocking the ball
Kelsey Voiklis & Kate Flamio

Match 1: Merchant Marine - 3, Farmingdale State - 0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-12)

Match 2: Farmingdale State - 3, Maritime - 2 (20-25, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-8)

Throggs Neck, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team traveled to Throggs Neck, N.Y. on Sunday afternoon for a Skyline Conference tri-match and fell to Merchant Marine, 3-0, before earning a 3-2 victory over host school Maritime. The Rams now stand at 8-21 overall and 5-3 in conference play. 

In the 3-0 loss to USMMA (16-5, 8-0 Skyline), FSC junior middle blocker Kelsey Voiklis (Commack, N.Y.) and senior outside Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, N.Y.) led the team with seven and six kills, respectively, while freshman setter Angie Yarrow (Absecon, N.J.) produced 18 assists and a match-high two blocks.

Mariners' freshman outside Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Arizona) had a match-high 17 kills, while junior setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colorado) dished out 36 assists in the win.

After dropping the first two sets to Maritime (6-16, 3-6 Skyline), 20-25 and 22-25, the Rams bounced back by winning the next three, 25-16, 25-21 and 15-8, to earn the 3-2 victory.

Yarrow led the way for Farmingdale State as she recorded 34 assists and a career-high eight aces. Voiklis registered 13 kills, a .370 attacking percentage, five blocks and two service aces and Cosgrave pitched in with 12 kills and 11 digs. Freshman libero Kellianne Dempsey (Lake Grove, N.Y.) added five aces and a match-high 25 digs and freshman middle-blocker Dalia Cleckley (Laurelton, N.Y.) produced a career-high six blocks.

For the Privateers, sophomore outside Abby Steele (Crossville, Tenn.) tallied 20 digs and 10 kills, while sophomore setter Erika Kirchner (Meadowmere Park, N.Y.) had 35 assists.

The Rams next host a Skyline Conference tri-match on Sunday, October 28th starting at 10:00 a.m. FSC will square off with St. Joseph's-Brooklyn and Yeshiva.