NEW ROCHELLE, NY — In comeback fashion, the No. 20 Monroe College women’s volleyball team claimed a four-set victory at Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday, earning the Mustangs the 2017 NJCAA District P Crown and sending the Mustangs to the National Tournament. The Mustangs also improve to 20-9 on the year with the win, while the Pioneers fall to 20-10.
The Mustangs fell behind after Spartanburg took a 25-18 win in the opening frame. The Mustangs fired back with a 25-13 win to knot things up at 1-1. Monroe then claimed the third frame, 25-18, to take control of the match. The Mustangs closed things out with their strongest showing of the afternoon, finishing with a 25-11 victory for the 3-1 win and the District Title.
Kyra Kaloi led the Mustangs with 13 kills and hit .375 on the afternoon. Keyshla Laureano Perez had eight kills and a pair of blocks, while Marissa Hackett threw down seven kills with another two blocks. Alexis Baer dished out 33 assists, while Nashally Eleutiza picked up a team-high 11 digs. Christina Robles and Kaloi matched with three service aces, while Robles added 10 digs.
The Mustangs will now head to the NJCAA Div. I National Tournament, which begins on Nov. 16 in Hutchinson, Kan. Their first-round opponent will be determined at a later date.