SUNY New Paltz splits pair, gets third seed for tourney
SUNY New Paltz earned a split of two matches on the final day of State University of New York Athletic Conference pool play Saturday and locked up a No. 3 seed for the upcoming SUNYAC tournament.
The Hawks lost to Oneonta 25-17, 18-25, 25-21, 25-18, then defeated Cortland 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 25-16.
New Paltz finished the regular season 7-2 in the conference and 16-10 overall. It will host No. 6 Oswego in a quarterfinal match on Nov. 1.
Anna Paulik had a dozen kills, Maddie Van Pelt notched 10 kills, Maddie Zwickl dished out 35 assists and Veronica Matedero had 13 digs for the Hawks in the Oneonta match.
New Paltz got solid performances all around in downing Cortland. Zwickl (52 assists, 15 digs) and Morgan Roseeler (19 kills, five blocks, six digs) led the way. Brittany Tyack drilled 11 kills for the Hawks, who were backed by the defense of Nicole Fellone (17 digs), Meg Kinee (15), Paulik (27) and Matedero (23).