By Michael Otero
Three sets were all it took for the Pioneers to take care of Roberts Wesleyan College on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Green and Gold won the match easily, winning each set by at least 12 points.
Freshman outside-hitter Rachel Londot notched her 12th double- double of the season with 12 kills and 14 digs. In addition to Londot, senior setter Monica Amador totaled 11 kills, three aces, and two blocks while sophomore outside-hitter Danielle Valenza finished with seven kills and six sigs.
The Pioneers returned to the court on Sunday, Nov. 8, to do battle with Daemen College in their house. In that match, neither team seemed to be able to gain an advantage as the first four sets were split among the two sides. The Pioneers pulled out the win in the final set, thanks to help all match long from Valenza and senior libero Rachel Ringor. Valenza led both teams in kills with 24 and also amassed 13 digs while Ringor totaled a game-high 28 digs.
In that final and deciding fifth set, the Pioneers gutted out a 16-14 victory, giving them their 20th win
of the season. The Pioneers will wrap up their regular season this weekend with a trio of games, which get underway on Thursday, Nov. 12, against Mercy College. First-serve from the Pratt Recreation Center is set for 7 p.m.