Volleyball Splits Saturday's Matches

Volleyball Splits Saturday's Matches

HARTFORD, Conn. – Maine Maritime Academy volleyball fell in a tough 3-0 match to Trinty College on Saturday, but bounced back to defeat Mt. St. Mary 3-0 later in the day. 

Trinity College 3 - Maine Maritime Academy 0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-19)

The Mariners jumped out to a 4-2 lead following two errors by Trinity in the first set, but the Bantams put together a four-point run to close out the set with a 25-20 win. Maryellyn Musselman (West Friendship, Md.) tied the second set at 19-19 with a kill, but Trinty outscored the Mariners 6-1 to close out the second set 25-20. Two aces by Jessica D'Auria (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) led the Mariners to a 6-1 lead in the third set but Trinty fought back to take the set 25-19, and the match 3-0. 

Maggie MacMahon (Boise, Idaho), D'Auria and Musselman notched six kills each to lead the Mariner offense while D'Auria also led the team with three aces. Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) led the Mariners with 11 digs and Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) chipped in with a team-best 15 assists, while also adding five digs, an ace and a block.

Rachel Underwood and Claudia Varner led the Bantam offense with 14 and 10 kills, respectively, while Underwood served up a game-high three aces. Rebecca Chu tallied a game-high 34 assists.

Maine Maritime Academy 3 – Mt. St. Mary 0 (25-16, 29-27, 25-20)

The Mariners edged the Knights in another close match, taking the first set 25-16 and the second set 29-27. The Mariners closed out the victory, claiming the 25-20 win in the third set.

Maggie MacMahon led the Mariners with 12 kills, eight digs, and four aces, Sydney Adams tallied a team-high 10 digs, while leading all players with 32 assists and added three kills, three aces and a block.

Megan Williams led Mt. St. Mary with seven kills and four blocks, while teammate Kim Gries led the team with 24 assists and Julimar Figueroa added a match-high 14 digs. 

The Mariners improve to 10-6 on the season and will return to action on Tuesday night when they host NESCAC's Bates College at 7:00 pm.