The Wells College women's volleyball team went on the road and earned a four-set win at SUNY Cortland in non-conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Corey Gym in Cortland, N.Y. Set scores were 25-19, 25-11, 23-25, 25-20.
Wells improved to 13-10 overall and Cortland is 9-15. This was the third all-time meeting between the schools and the Express picked up its first victory over Cortland. The Red Dragons won five-set matches against Wells in 2016 and 2017.
Three Wells players had double-digit kills and three had double-digit digs as the Express hit a solid .239 in the match and on the defensive side dug-out 66 Cortland attack attempts to help contribute to a .134 hitting percentage for the Red Dragons.
Jackie Allen led Wells with 19 digs and had 14 kills with a .250 hitting percentage. Rachel Anderson led Wells with 15 kills and she hit .265. Jazzmyne Williams also had 13 kills and added 15 digs. Nanako Otsuka had 11 digs for the Express.
Wells served seven aces including two from Allen and two from Otsuka. Jordan Stoops had 33 assists and Lorissa Parks had 16 assists. Martiza Scharoun had three solo blocks, with Anderson stuffing one solo block and three block asssits. Amanda Springer had four block assists.
In the opening set, Wells used a 7-1 run to take a 22-12 lead and went on to a 25-19 victory.
The Express jumped out to an 8-3 lead in the second set but Cortland pulled back to within 12-10. Wells won 13 of the next 14 points including five kills from Anderson in that run and won the set 25-11.
Cortland rallied with four-straight points to close the third set and won 25-23. Wells took the fourth set as Allen heated up and had eight kills in the set as Wells closed out the match with a 25-20 win.
Wells is back in action Saturday, Oct. 20 with home matches in North Eastern Athletic Conference play. The Express plays Penn State Berks at noon and Penn College at 2 p.m. On an adjacent court, Keuka will face Penn College at noon and then the Wolves will face Penn State Berks at 2 p.m.