|#2 Davis College (10-4)||25||21||25||25||3|
|#3 King's College NY (9-10)||10||25||20||22||1|
|#2 Davis College (10-5)||10||9||16||0|
|#1 College of New Rochelle (13-15)||25||25||25||3|
The 2018 women’s volleyball team at Davis College set a new benchmark by reaching the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) for the first time in program history on Saturday.
The volleyball program started up in 2011 and has come along way since it’s inception. Last year the team earned the #2 seed for the HVIAC Championship but lost in the semifinal round. This year, they once again secured the #2 seed but this time were determined to make it to the finals. In order to do so, they had to get past the #3 seed King’s College (NY). The two teams played against each other just one week earlier in a very evenly matched contest in which Davis pulled out the victory in 5 sets.
The Falcons’ focus was evident right away as they jumped all over King’s and took the first set by a commanding 25-10 score. King’s was able to respond in the second set to even the match 1-1 but Davis would not be denied and closed out the match by winning sets 3 and 4.
All-Conference selection, Linnea Sweeney (Cortland, NY), dominated the attack as she hit home 16 kills. Loryn Sanders (Chambersburg, PA) set up 6 different teammates for kills as she recorded a match high 33 assists. Erica Stockwell (Norwich, NY), who also was named to the All-Conference Team, picked up 34 digs and 3 service aces to help the team win.
Following a 45 minute break, the Falcons had to take on the College of New Rochelle Blue Angels for the HVIAC Championship. The Blue Angels came into the Championsip as the number 1 seed and winners of the previous 5 HVIAC Championships. Their experience was on full display as they had 10 kills and only 2 errors in the opening set. In the end, they were just too much for the Falcons and won the championship 3-0.
Besides Sweeney and Stockwell earning All-Conference Team selections, the coaches were also honored. Leading the team to a 10-5 record on the season, head coach Alainey Banks and assistant coaches Katie Fox and Peter Ling were named HVIAC Coaching Staff of the Year. This is a repeat honor for Alainey as she was named Coach of the Year in 2017 as well.