Following a strong season in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) this semester, the SMCM women’s volleyball made it to the first round of the CAC Championship on November 3 before falling to York College in a 1-3 set spread.
The St. Mary’s Seahawks entered the tournament with a 4-win, 4-loss conference record to face off against York College of Pennsylvania, fourth in the conference with a 5-3 spread.
After showing a strong performance during the season with an 18-13 overall spread and 10 out of 14 games won at home, St. Mary’s needed a win against YCP to advance to the semifinals against Salisbury University.
The Seahawks began the tournament with a win in the first set, defeating the Spartans in a closely-scored match, 26-24.
Unfortunately, this win was not enough to carry the team through the match, as the next three sets were taken by York to win the game 3-1, with individual scores of 19-25, 18-25, and 21-25.
In the final set, the teams were matched 16-16 until York made their first point-leading score since the first smash, bringing the teams to a 17-16 standoff that ended with a loss for the Seahawks.
York College went on to face Salisbury University in the semifinals, losing to the Sea Gulls 2-3 in an impressive conference finish against the top seeded team.
While St. Mary’s volleyball season comes to a close, the team will be playing just as hard next season in August, ready to take on the CAC again next fall.