NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College Volleyball team posted a 1-3 record in the Catawba Valley College Tournament over the weekend. The Mustangs defeated Spartanburg Methodist College 3-0, but fell to Wallace State CC (3-0), Catawba Valley CC (3-1), and Owens CC (3-0).
The Mustangs opened play with a 3-0 loss against Wallace State. The set scores were 25-18, 25-16, and 25-13. Carla Soufront had 21 assists, while Neysha Gonzalez led the team with 13 digs.
The second match was a rematch with Catawba Valley, to whom the Mustangs fell earlier in the season during a home game. Monroe lost the match, 3-1. They lost the first set, 25-18, took the second set 25-19, and dropped the last two, 25-14 and 25-18. Cristen Coryatt paced the team with a dozen kills and eight digs. Soufront posted 27 assists.
The third game saw Monroe defeat Spartanburg Methodist by scores of 25-12, 25-17, and 25-13. Coryatt had 12 kills in the match, while Karen Souza managed four blocks.
The final match saw the Mustangs fall to Owens, 25-18, 25-17, and 28-26. The third set was a back-and-forth battle that came down to the end. Gonzalez led the team with 20 digs, while Coryatt had a double-double with ten kills and ten digs.
The Monroe College volleyball team is now 13-10 on the year. They will return to action on Tuesday, October 11th, hosting Mercy College at 7:00 PM.