Sarah Lawrence Box Score
Mount St. Vincent Box Score
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 22, 2016) – The USMMA women's volleyball team picked up a pair of key Skyline Conference victories at a tri-match hosted by Sarah Lawrence on Saturday. The Mariners defeated the host Gryphons in straight sets, 25-10, 25-14, 25-14, in the first match, and downed the Dolphins of Mount St. Vincent in the second, also in straight sets, 25-20, 25-17, 26-24.
The wins improve the Mariners' record to 14-8 (6-1 Skyline). They also put Merchant Marine alone in third place in the conference with four matches still remaining.
In the win over SLC, senior Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) led all players with 10 kills, while freshman setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) had 30 assists. Senior Gabby Marionakis (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) picked up a team-high nine digs in the match. Kappas and sophomore Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) both had three service aces each and three players tied for the team-lead with two blocks – senior Jordy Macbeth (Orlando, Fla.), sophomore Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) and junior Kayla Gleason (Sound Beach, N.Y.).
In the second match of the day against Mount St. Vincent, Gleason put down 17 kills to lead all players, Kappas dished out 34 assists and Ibinson contributed defensively with 13 digs.
The Mariners host a pair of Skyline opponents tomorrow, as they will take on St. Joseph's of Brooklyn (10-9, 1-6 Skyline) at 11 a.m. and second-place Sage (15-14, 7-1 Skyline) at 1 p.m. Both matches will take place in the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video feed – with the USMMA Sports Network's John Kelly Jr. on the call with the play-by-play – will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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