Women's Volleyball Demonstrates Ironclad Team Unity Despite Rocky Start

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The King’s College Women’s volleyball season began in September with two matches in four days.

Their opener September 13th in Brooklyn saw the Lady Lions battle the College of Saint Elizabeth, losing in three closely-contested sets. Four days later the team played back-to-back against the Culinary Institute of America and Cooper Union. While the match against Culinary was close, King's lost both three to nil.

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After losing the first two sets against the Davis College Falcons at St. Joseph's last Wednesday, the Lions pushed through and won the third set, the very first set win this season. While they lost the match, the women fought hard.

“The overall talent this year trumps that in past years, despite four of our six starters being freshmen," said Alexandra Rollis, first year coach and King’s alumna. "At St. Joseph’s, the girls began communicating and playing as one unit, rallying together. While they did not get the win at St. Joe’s, I am confident their determination will lead to a successful season."

This past Thursday the Lions faced the Sarah Lawrence College Gryphons, their strongest scheduled opponent.  The 3-0 loss did not damper the team's growth in unity both on and off the court.

With only two returning upperclassmen, the majority of the 10 athletes on the team this year are incoming freshman. Half the season is yet to play as King's looks for a resurgence.

The Lady Lions will play at home on Thursday, October 6th versus Pratt Institute at 7:30pm in Brooklyn (200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205). Senior Night will be at St. Joseph's College on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30pm in Brooklyn (212 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY). Go to tkcathletics.com for more information and scheduling.

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