The Spartan women’s volleyball team traveled to Smith College in Massachusetts for a double header with a .500 record on Saturday. Unfortunately, our Spartans fell short in both matches, losing their first match to Lasell 3-0 and also falling short to Western New England 3-0.
“We played very challenging teams today, but the scores of the game definitely didn’t reflect our overall play,” said Breannon Meuse, a freshman outside hitter. “We played better than what the score showed and by playing such strong teams, we found out what we need to work on as a unit.”
The real challenge for our Spartans was taking on undefeated Western New England. They lost the first set 25-5, the second set 25-15 and the third set 25-13. The Spartans led the match in digs and blocks with 36 digs and 6 blocks. They found themselves on the short end with only 10 kills, compared to Western New England’s 39. Their assists also didn’t measure up with only nine compared to Western New England’s 32. What was upsetting was the 18 receiving errors Castleton had compared to Western New England’s lone one.
After falling to 2-4 on the season, the Spartans will look to quickly recover and put this tournament behind them. They will host Gordon College and SUNY Canton on Saturday. The first match will begin at 11 a.m.