Pace Volleyball Defeats East Stroudsburg to Move to 7-2
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Facing a team that entered the night with a 10-1 record, the Pace University volleyball team rattled off a four-set win (25-20, 27-25, 12-25, 25-22) over East Stroudsburg University on Tuesday night. The victory moves the Setters to 7-2 this season. Junior Tatjana Calimpong-Burke (Waianae, HI/Iolani)piloted the Pace offense with a season-high 16 kills, to go along with a pair of service aces and seven digs. Sophomore Mackenzie Byrne (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) was also strong on the night, putting forth a career-best nine putaways. Senior Claudia Fontanet (Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Academia Maria Reina) and freshman Sandra Yang(Bothell, WA/Edmonds-Woodway) each contributed seven kills while Fontanet also chipped in a team-high 18 digs. Kathleen Benson (Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) served as another a key performer with six kills and a team-best three blocks. The Setters tallied 10 aces in the contest, led by five off the hand of Danielle Vaiano (Seaford, NY/St. Anthony's). Pace ranks third in the NE10 this season in aces per set (1.91). Vaiano also picked up 14 digs. Up Next The Setters will continue their current home stand by welcoming Mercy College to the Goldstein Fitness Center on Friday at 7 p.m.