By Robert Kells, Staff Writer
The St. John Fisher volleyball team hosted two conference opponents Ithaca College and Hartwick College on Saturday, Oct. 8 in a Empire 8 Crossover event held at Fisher’s Bobby Wanzer Court.
In the first match, the Cardinals faced a very tough Ithaca College squad. The Bombers swept the Cardinals 3-0, behind the play of Taylor McCarthy who had 12 kills, and Kayla Gromen with 17 assists. Fisher freshman Phoebe Kane had 20 assists, while juniors Candice Greer and Anna Marcy each had seven kills. The Bombers are one of the most impressive teams in the Empire 8, and the sweep helped improve their in-conference record to 5-1.
In the second match, Fisher was able to settle in and earn the 3-1 victory over the Hartwick College Hawks. The Cardinals took the first set 26-24, before Hartwick edged them 25-16 in the second set. Fisher was able to take the third set by a score of 25-20 before going on to win the match in a close 26-24 victory in the fourth set.
California native Amanda Miller led the way for the Cardinals with 12 kills, while Rochester natives Phoebe Kane and Danielle Reid led the team in assists with 17 and 16 respectively.
Fisher is currently sitting with a 4-2 Empire 8 record, and an 8-11 overall record. The Cardinals are back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 12 when they travel to Keuka College. The team will be competing locally again in the RIT invitational on Oct. 14 and 15.