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Volleyball season ends in conference tournament

Cardinals fall to Stevens Institute of Technology in semifinals.

By Robert Kells, Staff Writer

St. John Fisher’s volleyball team saw its season come to an end on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Cardinals faced a very tough Stevens Institute of Technology team in the Empire 8 semifinals. Stevens had an impressive record coming into the match at 29-4.

The first set went to Stevens 25-15, with Stevens scoring the final three points to secure the win. Each team recorded 11 kills, with Junior Anna Marcy leading the way for Fisher with 6 of them.

The Cardinals stuck around in the second set, however Stevens pulled away during the stretch, winning their second straight set 25-12. Stevens used multiple scoring runs, recording 14 kills. Senior Mary Tobin took charge for Stevens in the second set. Tobin was the 2015 Empire 8 player of the year. Losing two straight sets put Fisher in a must win situation.

Despite Fisher’s best effort in the third set, it was not enough to stop Stevens from advancing into the Empire 8 finals. The match was tied at 18 before Stevens late scoring run propelled them to a 25-20 victory to clinch the victory.

Anna Marcy led Fisher with kills, while junior Katie Mazierski had 3 aces. Stevens went on to lose to Ithaca College in the Empire 8 finals before receiving an at large bid to the NCAA tournament.

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