Match 1: St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - 3, Farmingdale State - 2 (22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 19-17)
Match 2: Farmingdale State - 3, Yeshiva - 0 (25-6, 25-6, 25-6)
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's volleyball team hosted St. Joseph's- Brooklyn and Yeshiva for a conference tri-match this afternoon. FSC dropped a five-set match to the St. Joe's-Brooklyn before sweeping Yeshiva in straight sets. FSC finishes the regular season 9-22 overall and 6-4 in the conference and have earned the fifth seed for the Skyline playoffs that begin on Tuesday, October 30th.
Prior to Farmingdale State's second match of the day, outside hitter Annie Cosgrave (Brightwaters, N.Y.) was honored for Senior Day as she was playing in her final regular season match.
After splitting the first two sets with SJC-BK (12-10, 5-5 Skyline) in their first match of the day, the Rams led 24-23 in the third and used a kill from junior middle blocker Kelsey Voiklis (Commack, N.Y.) to win the set and take a 2-1 advantage. FSC held a 19-16 lead in the fourth set, but a 9-2 Bears run allowed them to win the set, 25-21, and force a deciding fifth game. In the fifth set, St. Joe's-Brooklyn went ahead by three, 14-11, but a kill from Voikils, an ace by freshman outside Kate Flamio (East Islip, N.Y.) and a block assist by Voiklis and Cosgrave tied the score at 14-14. Knotted at 17-17, middle Cristina Morales (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tallied a kill to put the bears up by one. On the ensuing serve, SJC-BK clinched the set, 19-17, and the match, 3-2, on an FSC attacking error.
Voiklis finished with a match-high 13 kills and six blocks, while freshman setter Angie Yarrow (Absecon, N.J.) had 30 assists, five aces and a career-high 33 digs. Cosgrave registered 11 kills, 26 digs, two aces and three blocks and freshman middle blocker Dalia Cleckley (Laurelton, N.Y.) produced seven kills in the loss.
Morales led the way for the Bears, recording 13 kills, 23 digs, two solo blocks and two aces. Junior outside Valentina Urgo (Astoria, N.Y.) and junior middle Briana Marrazzo (East Elmhurst, N.Y.) produced 13 and 10 kills, respectively.
In the match against Yeshiva (1-15, 0-10 Skyline), FSC won each set, 25-6, to earn the 3-0 sweep.
Cosgrave tallied a career-high 11 aces to go along with a match-high seven kills and six digs. Flamio added nine aces and six kills, while both Voiklis and Cleckley had four kills apiece. The Rams totaled 28 service aces in the win.
FSC next travels to the College of Mount Saint Vincent for the First Round of the Skyline Championship on Tuesday, October 30th.