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September 8, 2011

Women extend winning streak to 3 in volleyball

KINGS POINT, N.Y.  -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy women's volleyball team won its third consecutive match, defeating Lehman College, 3-1, at Liebertz Gymnasium on Thursday night.

 

After dropping their opening encounter, 25-23, the Mariners (3-0) reeled off their successive victories – 25-13, 26-24 and 25-17.

 

Freshman Cassandra Palma (Loomis, Calif.) led the way with 10 kills and 12 digs. Sophomore Julie Flaherty (West Islip, N.Y.) contributed six kills and 4.5 blocks.

 

Junior Jessica Tyack (Lake Isabella, Calif.) added six kills and two blocks. Freshman Miranda Walz (Monona, Iowa) added 24 assists and five aces and freshman Michelle Danhof (San Antonio, Texas) had 13 digs.

 

The Mariners will host archrival Coast Guard on Saturday at noon.