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Hornet volleyball falls to Castleton in straight sets

Hornet volleyball falls to Castleton in straight sets

Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Castleton University on Saturday afternoon.  The Spartans won by a score of 25-3, 25-9, 25-6 to even their record at 4-4 on the season.  The Hornets remain winless in seven starts.

With Castleton leading 9-3 in the opening set the Spartans' Carley Toole served 16 straight points, including ten aces to close out the set.

Castleton jumped in front, 17-3 in the second set before the Hornets had some of their best play of the afternoon, battling on nearly even terms for the rest of the set before falling.  Lyndon's Emily Clancy (Durham, CT) had two of her match high four kills during that period.

After Cassie Black's (Tolland, CT) kill gave Lyndon the first point of the third set, Castleton responded to build a 6-3 advantage.  Toole then went on another run, serving up ten straight points to grow the advantage to 16-3, and the Spartans cruised to the win from there.

Shannon Manchester, Madison Hamelink, and Ellie Frischmon each recorded three kills for a balanced Castleton attack.  Bre MacDuff tallied 11 assists and Toole finished with 14 aces.  Clancy paced the Hornets with four kills and six digs.

The Hornets were hurt by self-inflicted miscues, as they committed 13 attack errors and 26 receiving errors.  Meanwhile, Castleton only committed four attack errors and one receiving error.

The Hornets will return to action on Sunday, September 22nd, when they host Anna Maria College in a 1:00 pm start in Stannard Gymnasium.