Volleyball team splits a pair

Michaela Babineau serves a ball during a home contest. 


The women’s volleyball team this past weekend looked to improve on a disappointing start to the season with games against SUNY Cobleskill and Me.-Presque Isle. 

The lady Spartans dominated the first match against Me.-Presque Isle, winning in straight sets, (25-11)(25-12)(25-10). The team was lead by great performances by both Amanda Chambers and Kristi Lawless. 

Castleton tried to ride that high going into the next game against SUNY Cobleskill but came up short in a thrilling five set match, with both teams going back and fourth. 

The Spartans showed some heart in the fourth set after being down 0-7 and coming back to win the set (25-23) to force a fifth and final set. But some errors in the fifth set cost the team the match. 

“We played well in the first game against Me.-Presque Isle, winning in three sets and kept the enthusiasm into the second game, we just came up short,” said head coach Nicole Kondziela in her first season as head coach. 

Castleton will get another crack at Cobleskill when they play them again in a few weeks on Oct. 15. 

“We worked hard, we played hard, we came up short and we will get them next time, said sophomore Kristi Lawless. 

The Spartans are back on the court this Sunday for homecoming weekend with games against Southern Vermont and Lyndon State.

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