Women's Volleyball Takes Down Farmingdale State, 3-0

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior outside hitter Tricia Baxley totaled a match-high 10 kills while first-year outside hitter Grace Cergol added nine kills and 10 digs to lead the Knights to a 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-19) sweep of visiting Farmingdale State. The win was Geneseo's fourth in a row and fifth in six outings. 

The first set saw the Knights bounce back from an early 12-7 deficit with a 6-1 run on the serve of senior defensive specialist Danielle Sayler that included a pair of service aces. Farmingdale pulled within one, 17-16, but a 5-0 run that included a pair of kills by first-year middle blocker Abby May staked the Knights to a 22-16 lead it would not relinquish. 

Geneseo broke the second set open with an 8-0 spurt, included three service aces by Cergol and three kills by Baxley, that yielded a 13-5 lead. Trailing, 19-8, the Rams scored five-consecutive points to pull within six, 19-13, but the Knights scored six of the final eight points to earn the 10-point victory. 

In the third set, Geneseo opened a 5-0 lead but Farmingdale used an 8-4 run to make it a one-point affair. However, the Knights responded with a 9-0 run on the serve of sophomore setter Emily Ast as the Knights took control en route to the sweep. 

Prior to the match, Baxley, Sayler and fellow seniors Courtney Cleary and Emma Lannon were honored in a Senior Day ceremony.

Geneseo returns to action this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8, with three State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Pool Play matches at New Paltz. The Knights will take on the host Hawks on Friday at 5:00 p.m. before facing Plattsburgh (10:00 a.m.) and Brockport (12:30 p.m.) on Saturday.

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