HOLLAND, Mich. Clarkson Universitys volleyball season came to an end Thursday afternoon as the University of St. Thomas swept the Golden Knights 25-13, 27-25, 25-20 in an NCAA Division III Tournament quarterfinal match at Hope College.
Clarkson (31-7 overall) ends the season with the most wins in school history, best winning percentage (.816) and has the core of its team returning next season.
Im incredibly proud of how my young team performed today, Clarkson coach Johan Dulfer said. We had expectations in certain areas of the game and I think we had a good game plan. But being here for the first time was a little intimidating so we struggled in the first set.
Freshman Aishvina Arasu led Clarkson with 11 kills, and Lani Durio had 24 assists for the Golden Knights.
We are a young team and often times people dont see us as a huge threat and stuff, but in a way we like being the underdog, Arasu said. We know we have so much more potential.
Jill Greenfield led St. Thomas (38-1), which is in St. Paul, Minn., with eight kills and 12 digs and she had five aces.
SUNY CANTON 69, CLARKSON 62
Former Salmon River standout Karyss Terrance started her college career by scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds as the Kangaroos defeated Clarkson in a nonconference game in Potsdam.
Kaitlin Myers added 16 points for SUNY Canton and Watertown High School graduate Alicia Uhlein scored 15 points for the Kangaroos.
It was nice win for us. Our quickness out front was a big key. KaryssTerrance had a great game and Briana Sayer (Hermon-DeKalb) and Megan Morrow of Gouverneur made nice contributions to our defense, said SUNY Canton Coach Bruce Tallon.
Ashley Loggins led Clarkson with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Noelle Miller scored 20 points and Leighann Tomita tallied 15.
UTICA 58, SUNY POTSDAM 35
Meghan Fiore scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Utica College past the Bears in a nonconference game in Potsdam. It was the opener for both schools.
Mary Micelli added 12 points for the Pioneers. Katy Briedis led SUNY Potsdam with 12 points.