FMCC volleyball goes 2-1 at pod play

UTICA — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College women’s volleyball team had a strong showing in pod play on Sunday at Mohawk Valley Community College.

FMCC defeated Onondaga and Cayuga, but fell to Jefferson.

Against Cayuga, FMCC won by scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 25-13. Macenzie Ward finished with 10 kills and six digs for the Lady Raiders, Olivia Casey tallied seven digs and six kills and Emily Mormando had 17 assists.

FMCC also posted a 3-0 victory over Onondaga, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-20.

Ward and Casey combined for 18 kills in the match, while Mormando had 18 assists and three blocks.

In the final match of the day, FMCC dropped a 3-0 decision to Jefferson, losing by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-10.

In the final match, FM struggled to stay focused against Jefferson and lost 25-16, 25-15, and 25-10.

“The team really meshed today and played well for the most part. For the first and second matches they really stayed focused and worked well together and minimized the errors on our side of the court,” FMCC coach Tina Olyer said. “Against Jefferson they struggled mentally and weren’t able to get back in their groove. Overall, we were very pleased with the improvements from this past week and will continue to work on the mental aspect of the game.”

FMCC is scheduled to host Hudson Valley Community College today at 7 p.m. in its final home match of the season.

By Paul Wager

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