Le Moyne Volleyball Begins NE-10 Play

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This past week and a half has been a busy one for Le Moyne volleyball, who faced Daemen College on Wednesday Sept. 14, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Friday the 16, and Adelphi University and Millersville University this past Saturday.  

The Daemen College match was a thriller; Daemen took a two set lead and seemed to have had the game under control, until Le Moyne stormed back to win three consecutive sets. According to a couple of key players for the Dolphins, energy was the key to taking the final three sets.

”I think the big change that we made between that second and third set was honestly just our energy on the court and the way we went about our mistakes,” said sophomore libero Mikayla Porr. “It really helped us turn things around and allowed us to focus on the next point.”

Unfortunately, Friday against Edinboro did not have the same result. The ‘phins went down in three sets, but responded with great attitudes and an open mind for their next matchup..  

On Saturday, the Dolphins opened up NE-10 play against Adelphi, the two-time defending conference champion.  Since Adelphi’s addition to the NE-10 in 2009, Le Moyne had yet to beat them, losing all eight previous matchups.  But this past weekend the streak was broken. The ladies defeated the Panthers in three straight sets and carried their winning ways into the afternoon to defeat Millersville in the second game three sets to one.  

”We definitely took the Edinboro game as a learning experience, it’s important to come out energized from the start of each game,” said junior captain Kendall Corcoran. “We had very slow starts to the Edinboro and Daemon matches this past week. Luckily we were able to come back in that Daemon match to take the win but Edinboro was too strong of a competitor for us to catch up to.”

Corcoran also noted that the Edinboro match served as extra motivation to make a statement against Adelphi. ”We used the struggles against Edinboro to prepare for Adelphi. We knew it was imperative for our energy to be cohesive and strong from warmups to the start of the match,” she said.  

The Dolphins will play their next match at 7 p.m. this Tuesday against St. Rose in the Upstate Challenge. Make sure to head down to the Henninger Athletic Center for their HOME OPENER Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. against American International College.