‘Third time is a charm’ against SUNY Cobleskill

Castleton College junior, Amanda Chambers rises up to make a play on the ball during a home match.
Christopher Williams/Castleton Spartan.

The Lady Spartans volleyball team is still hoping to improve on its disappointing 8-12 season to date and is showing signs of life, picking up big wins recently against Massachusetts Maritime, Husson and SUNY Cobleskill.

The girls were ecstatic when they beat Cobleskill, especially since it has been over two years since they had notched a victory against them.

“Wednesday night was an amazing game! We played so well together and just trusted each other! We knew coming into this game it was going to be a battle and it was so awesome to get a win after working hard all season,” said Captain Amanda Chambers.

The first two matches versus Cobleskill this year were marathons, with each going to five sets and the Spartans coming out on the short end. But on Oct.15, the Spartans came out fighting, dominating the Fighting Tigers in straight sets.

“Third time is a charm! “ said coach Nicole Kondziela with a huge smile on her face. “After losing the last two in five sets, it was nice to win in straight three. The team is playing well together, as we have some conference games coming up.”

The Spartans great play has been lead by Amanda Chambers, who is playing a new position after injuries to Brittany Brayman, who leads the team in kills with 102. The injury has forced some players to move to new positions. Kelly Mills’ great defense on the net has also helped the Spartans pick up some big wins.

“This is just the win we needed to get us excited for our upcoming conference games!” said Chambers.

Looking ahead the Spartans have some big conference games on the horizon, with showdowns against Green Mountain, Johnson and Lyndon State, followed up by the season finale against Norwich, here at Glenbrook Gym.  


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