FMCC volleyball sweeps HVCC

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s volleyball team posted a 3-0 win over Hudson Valley Community College on Wednesday.

The Lady Raiders, who are ranked first in the Region III coaches poll, won by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-16.

In the first set, FMCC jumped out to an early 9-3 lead, but the Vikings were able to make a run on a few communication errors from the Raiders. Hudson Valley outscored FM 7-2 to tie the score at 11. Both teams battled point for point until Gianna Cruz scored a kill and gave FMCC the momentum 20-18. FMCC scored the final five points to win the set 25-20.

In the second set, HVCC jumped out to an early lead, but Emily Orminski and Jenna Putnam got things rolling for FM and tied the score at 12. Ruverlyn Marrero scored an ace to go up 21-17 and Miranda Nethaway was able to close out the set with a 25-20 win.

FMCC played well in the final set as Megan Ryder scored a point to go up 13-7. Nethaway finished the match strong with multiple spikes and closed out the night with two kills to lead the Lady Raiders to a 25-16 win.

Nethaway led the Raiders with 10 kills and Gabrielle Smith led the team with 18 assists. Brittany Orminski had 16 digs and Marrero and Putnam had two aces each.

FMCC (9-1 overall) is scheduled to travel to Corning Community College for pod play Saturday. The Lady Raiders will face Tompkins Cortland, Broome and Corning.

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