Women's Volleyball Shuts Out Plattsburgh on Mendelsohn's Record-Setting Day

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior libero Sam Mendelsohn totaled nine digs to break the Knights' all-time career record in the 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-8) victory over Plattsburgh, Saturday, in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) women's volleyball action. 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Tied, 11-11, in the first set, Geneseo rode a 9-1 outburst, including a pair of kills by senior outside hitter Abby May, to a 20-12 lead that proved insurmountable. 
  • Geneseo led by one, 10-9, in the second set, before a 10-4 spurt capped by back-to-back kills from senior outside hitter Grace Cergol, pushed the Knights to a 20-13 lead. Plattsburgh scored eight of the next nine points to tie the score, 21-21, but a pair of Cergol kills and another by May during a 4-1 run to finish the set were the difference. 
  • The Knights jumped out to a 16-4 lead in the third to put the match away and improve to 3-0 in SUNYAC play this fall. 

MATCH NOTES 

  • Mendelsohn's 1,562 career digs surpassed Jess McKenna '10, who compiled 1,556 digs from 2006-09. They are the only two players in program history to surpass 1,400 digs in program history. 
  • Cergol led the way with a match-high 10 kills to go along with eight digs. Ranked second in program history with 1,386 kills, she is 14 short of becoming only the second player in program history to eclipse 1,400 kills. 
  • Mendelsohn, Cergol, May and senior middle blocker Kat Vernon were honored in a pregame Senior Day ceremony prior to the match. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

Geneseo hosts SUNYAC rivals Buffalo State and Fredonia next Friday at and Saturday (Oct. 4-5), at 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., respectively.