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With her No. 6 York Dukes down two sets to one against Aurora, Masa Scheierman did what great players do: took over the game.
Scheierman piled up 15 kills and a block in the final two sets, pushing the Dukes to a 19-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-10 victory over the Huskies Thursday night at the Duke Dome in York. In one stretch in the fifth set, Scheierman had four kills in five rallies, erasing a 4-2 deficit to give the Dukes the lead for good in the deciding set. Early on, Aurora’s tough serving stymied York. The Huskies tallied five aces in the first set, led by Cassidy Knust, who had four. On the match Aurora had 14 ace serves, with Knust scoring six and Kassidy Hudson and Kasey Schuster notching three. The serving was key in the Huskies winning two of their first three sets. The match swung in York’s favor early in the fourth set. With the set tied at seven, a kill by Addison Legg gave the Dukes the serve back, and York never looked back, winning 18 of the last 25 rallies to dominate the fourth set. Schiereman started to take over the match midway through the fourth set, notching seven kills to push the Dukes to a set win, sending the match to the fifth set.
Schiereman ended the match with 26 kills, her second straight match of 20+ kills, along with six blocks. Legg added eight kills and two blocks, while Erin Case contributed five blocks. Hudson had 13 kills to lead Aurora.
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