Thoroughbreds finish second in Union Invitational

Posted by Skidmore Athletics

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.-- The Skidmore College volleyball team went 3-1 to finish second in the Union Invitational Tournament, Friday and Saturday.

The Thoroughbreds are off to an 8-3 start.

Skidmore dropped its first match, 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-17) to Cortland before coming back to beat Oswego 3-0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-15), Hartwick 3-1 (25-14, 20-25, 25-22, 25-11) and Sage 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-19).

Cortland finished first in the seven-team event.

Middle hitter Corinne Palmer ‘14 made the all-tournament team after an outstanding performance.

In the Cortland match, Palmer had 12 kills, three blocks and a .571 hitting percentage. Kelley Vershbow ‘12 added nine kills, while Olivia Glassman ‘15 had six aces.

Skidmore bounced back to beat Oswego behind Glassman's double/double of 10 kills and 11 digs to go along with three aces. Setter Mallory Mendelsohn ‘13 had 36 assists, while Kylie Deutschman ‘15 added eight digs and four aces.

In the Hartwick win, Palmer had 14 kills, four blocks and a .433 hitting pct. Mendelsohn rang-up 45 assists and 14 digs, while libero Sam Friedman had 22 digs. Glassman collected another double/double with 15 kills and 16 digs.

The Thoroughbreds wrapped the tournament against Sage.

Vershbow had 10 kills, with Palmer contributing eight kills and six blocks. Glassman had nine kills and four aces, giving her 16 for the tournament.

Skidmore opens Liberty League play at home against Union College on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

 

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