Volleyball Advances to Semifinals of Holyoke Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, October 1, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (5-18) volleyball team won four of its seven matches in pool play before falling to Navy Prep in the semifinals of the Holyoke Invitational.

In pool play, Hudson Valley defeated Holyoke Community College (30-28, 32-30), Hesser College (30-14, 30-18), Dean College (30-26, 30-18) and Northern Essex Community College (30-22). The Lady Vikings lost to Navy Prep (30-12, 30-11), Northern Essex (23-30, 30-21, 15-13), and New Hampshire Technical Institute (20-30, 30-21, 18-16) in pool play. Hudson Valley then lost a 30-28, 30-10 decision to Navy Prep in the semifinals.

Sophomore Erika Coughlin (Chelsea/Beacon High School) had 61 kills and 66 digs over the 17 games to lead Hudson Valley in the tournament. Freshman Amanda Zuspann (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) had 36 kills, 71 digs and 20 service aces.