Written by John Kelly Jr.
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 4, 2018) – The USMMA women's volleyball swept visiting non-conference opponent Medgar Evers in straight sets (25-10, 25-8, 25-4) Thursday night to earn its seventh-straight victory and move to 10-5 overall on the season. The Cougars fall to 1-14 in defeat.
Freshman Shelby Bowman (Redmond, Wash.) led the way with seven kills on the night. Classmate Brittney Pinzon (Fullerton, Calif.) dished out 20 assists, while senior Megan Toler (Prunedale, Calif.) led the way with five service-aces. Freshman Katie Sweeney (East Rockaway, N.Y.) led the Mariners defensively with six digs.
The Mariner offense got contributions from sophomore Jourdin Thompson (Brighton, Colo.) who had five kills, and senior Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) and freshman Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) recorded four kills apiece.
Junior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) registered nine assists on the evening.
Medgar Evers mustered just two kills on the night (compared to the Mariners 33), and hit -.350. Shania Laguerre led Medgar Evers with two kills on the match.
The Mariners return to the court one week from tonight, Thursday, Oct. 11, when they host non-conference opponent Lehman. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video stream of the game will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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