The FMCC Volleyball Team continued their solid play when they traveled to Hudson Valley Community College to take on the Vikings. The Raiders played well once again, and swept the Vikings 3-0 by the scores of 25-19, 25-12, and 25-18. FM's offense had a balanced attack, and Carly Howe was exceptional at the service line.
Photo: Emily Orminiski (#15) sets up Carly Howe (#12) for one of her 5 kills.
The first set began with a tight match and HVCC playing their best volleyball of the night. FM got out to a 10-5 start, but Hudson Valley answered with 3 straight points. The two teams played point for point until Emily Orminski put the Raiders ahead for good with two straight points to make the score 18-16. Miranda Eagan ended the match with back to back points off of serves with a final score of 25-19.
The second set saw the exceptional play from Carly Howe as she served 9 straight times to put the Raiders ahead 9-0 and they never lost the lead from there. FM continued to play at their best and saw back to back kills from Jenna Putnam. The Lady Raiders ended the set with a 25-12 win.
The third set started with a point from Emily Orminski and that wasn't the end of the Raiders attack. They reeled off 7 straight points before Hudson Valley scored. The Lady Raiders led the rest of the set and pulled off another win 25-18.
FM's record is now 9-1. The team will travel to Herkimer on Saturday for another round of POD play. The Raiders are set to play Broome, Corning and Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Middle Hitter Miranda Eagan: 4 kills, 1 block, 2 service aces and 7 digs.
Middle Hitter Carly Howe: 5 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs and 7 service aces.
Outside Hitter Jenna Putnam: 8 kills and 12 digs
Setter and Co-captain Emily Orminski: 26 assists, 2 aces, and 8 digs
Outside hitter and Co-captain Brittany Orminski: 6 kills, 1 block, 1 service ace and 13 digs.
Defensive specialist Jordyn Hale: 3 digs.
Outside Hitter Kaylee Robinson: 6 kills, 2 service aces and 8 digs.