Perez Becomes All-Time Dig Leader as Mariners Sweep NAC Doubleheader

Perez Becomes All-Time Dig Leader as Mariners Sweep NAC Doubleheader

DELHI, New York – Maine Maritime Academy volleyball's Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) became the program's all-time dig leader as the Mariners defeated SUNY Delhi, 3-0 and SUNY Canton, 3-0 on Saturday in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Floyd L. Maines Arena.

Perez collected 33 digs in Saturday's matches to surpass Lauren Sakahara's previous record of 1,518 digs, and currently has 1,538 career digs.

With the victories, the Mariners improve to 16-3 overall and 2-0 in the NAC, while the Broncos fall to 8-9 overall and 0-1 in the conference, and Canton dips to 4-19 on the season and 1-1 in the conference, defeating Husson 3-1 in the NAC quad matchup at 2:00 pm.

Maine Maritime Academy 3 – SUNY Delhi 0 (25-22, 25-12, 25-19)

Jessica D'Auria (Hopewell Junction, N.Y) led the match with 15 kills, adding seven digs, and three aces, while Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.) contributed 11 kills, nine digs, and an ace and Perez led all players with 16 digs and chipped in with three assists. Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied a match-high 33 assists, to go along with five digs, three kills and an ace.

Chloe Elsenbeck and Lexi Taylor led the Broncos with five kills each, Elsenbeck chipped in with four digs, while Taylor added eight digs and Erica Prindle led Delhi with 14 assists and nine digs.

Maine Maritime Academy 3 – SUNY Canton 0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-19)

Melampy led the Mariners with a match-high 13 kills, while falling just shy of a double-double with nine digs, two blocks and an ace. Perez led all players once again with 17 digs, and also added an assist and Adams recorded a match-best 25 assists to go with three kills, three digs, three aces and two blocks.

Tatum Lafrance and Brynna Harris led the Roos with six kills each, Lafrance contributed two digs and an assist, and Harris chipped in with four assists, three digs and a block. Jenna Roat led Canton with 14 digs, and added two assists and Ashton Houppert tallied a team-high 15 assists, to go with six digs and an ace.