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Game of the Week: Cortland and Potsdam battled for final SUNYAC tournament spot

Game of the Week: Cortland and Potsdam battled for final SUNYAC tournament spot

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The 2018 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) volleyball regular-season came down to the wire. The winner of the final game of the season on Saturday, Cortland vs. Potsdam, earned the last spot in the SUNYAC playoffs. 

Match Facts

  • 1st set (Potsdam 26 - 24 Cortland) - The Red Dragons jumped out to a fast start taking a 24-18 lead, but Potsdam answered with eight straight points to steal the first set.
    • Cortland:12 kills, 5 errors, .156 attack %
    • Potsdam:14 kills, 4 errors, .213 attack %
  • 2nd set (Potsdam 26 - 24 Cortland 24) - Both teams were trading points in this set, there were 10 lead changes and 13 ties. Cortland was ahead 24-21, but Potsdam closed the second set with five straight points.
    • Cortland:17 kills, 5 errors, .300 attack %
    • Potsdam: 14 kills, 3 errors, .282 attack % 
  • 3rd set (Cortland 25 - 22 Potsdam) - Cortland's best set of the match, they had their highest amount of kills, highest attack %, and lowest amount of errors. With the set tied at 18-18, Cortland called a timeout, after the timeout they won five out of the next six points to take the 23-19 lead and eventually take the set. 
    • Cortland: 20 kills, 3 errors, .340 attack %
    • Potsdam: 13 kills, 4 errors, .188 attack %
  • 4th set (Cortland 32 - 30 Potsdam) - Potsdam took a 24-22 lead, but Cortland would not go away easily. Potsdam had potential match points at 25-24, 26-25, and 28-27, but Cortland rallied each time to keep their season alive.
    • Cortland: 18 kills, 9 errors, .170 attack % 
    • Potsdam: 12 kills, 9 errors, .056 attack %
  • 5th set (Potsdam 16 - 14 Cortland) - Potsdam started the set quickly, going up 8-3. Cortland rallied to tie the set at 11-11, and then at 13-13, and then again at 14-14, but Potsdam eventually pulled out the win.
    • Cortland: 7 kills, 8 errors, -.034 attack %
    • Potsdam: 4 kills, 3 errors, .056 attack %

Player of the Game

  • Gabby Scott spread her name throughout the stat sheet. She finished the match with 17 kills, a .179 kill %, 2 assists, 15 digs, and 18 points. 

Team Stats

  • Cortland: 74 kills, 30 errors, .203 attack %, 70 assists, 112 digs
  • Potsdam: 57 kills, 23 errors, .165 attack %, 52 assists, 100 digs

Match Stat Leaders

Cortland

Potsdam

What's Next

Cortland: October 26th, vs. Monclair St. @5pm, Rochester NY

Potsdam: October 26th, vs. Skidmore @8pm, Saratoga Springs, NY

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