ONEONTA, N.Y. – Russell Sage College dropped tonight's Empire 8 Conference contest 3-0 at Hartwick.
Middle hitter Celia Gagnon (Troy, NY/Ichabod Crane), a graduate student, topped the Gators with seven kills, while junior middle hitter Monalissa Carius (Hudson, NY/Hudson) totaled five kills on .300 hitting. Senior defensive specialist Elaina Moisidis (Albany, NY/Albany), the E8 leader in digs and digs per-set, elevated 13 Hartwick attacks, while junior setter Statia Walker (Schodack, NY/Maple Hill), who dished out the 1,000th assist of her career earlier this fall, recorded 22 assists and nine digs.
Junior outside hitter Kaileigh Brandow paced the Hawks (12-4/4-1 E8), now winners of six of their last seven contests, with 13 kills. Two Hartwick players achieved double-doubles in the home sweep. Senior outside hitter Colette Maloney registered 11 kills on .345 hitting and 15 digs, while sophomore setter Braelyn Hornick tallied 35 assists and 12 digs.
Looking ahead, the Gators (4-16/1-4 E8) host MCLA on Friday night at 7:00 pm. The non-conference affair will serve as the program's "Senior Night".
Notes: The program has seen many career milestones achieved this fall...Head coach Sandy Augstein-Collins, now in her 13th season coaching at RSC and 26th overall, picked up her 375th career victory on September 14 vs. SUNY Cobleskill…Moisidis, who topped the Empire 8 Conference with 492 digs, 4.82 per-set, last fall, became the 15th RSC player to surpass 1,000 career digs on September 10 at the SUNY New Paltz Tournament…The current E8 leader in both statistics this fall now sits sixth in program records with 1,210 career digs…Walker dished out the 1,000th assist of her career on September 30 at St. John Fisher…She ranks eighth in school annals with 1,072 career assists…The setter has tallied nine double-doubles this season...Gagnon is closing in on her 500th career kill…She closed the night with 478 career kills and would be just the 18th RSC player to reach the mark.