Mariners Claim Straight-Set Wins on Senior Day

Mariners Claim Straight-Set Wins on Senior Day

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy volleyball defeated Northern Vermont University-Lyndon 3-0, and Northern Vermont University-Johnson 3-0, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday, inside of Smith Gymnasium.

With the victories, the Mariners improve to 19-3 overall and 5-0 in the NAC, NVU-Lyndon falls to 0-15 on the season and 0-4 in the conference, while NVU-Johnson falls to 12-10 and 3-1 in the NAC. Maine Maritime returns to action on Tuesday night, when they host Colby College for a non-conference matchup at 7:00 pm.

Prior to the final match of the day the Mariners honored their seniors: Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.), Alexa Cacacie (Manahawkin, N.J), Maggie MacMahon (Boise, Idaho), Avery O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) and Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), as well as senior manager, Ben Hatch.

With the wins, Maine Maritime Academy's Head Coach Tricia Carver clinches her 135th career win, moving her past Katrina Dagan for the most coaching victories in MMA Volleyball history.

Maine Maritime Academy 3 – Northern Vermont-Lyndon 0 (25-3, 25-6, 25-2)

Lauren Shaner (Fredericksburg, Va.) led the match with a MMA single-match record, 15 aces, and added 11 assists and one dig, Cacacie added on seven aces and one kill and Mika Pitre (Pilot Hill, Calif.) had six aces, three kills and a dig. Adams contributed six aces and three assists, Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.) and Briana Mays (Bradenton, Fla.) added on four kills each, while Melampy also chipped in with two aces.

Alexis Foley and Vanessa Soares led the Hornets with one dig each.

The Mariners combined for a three-set match program-best, 43 aces.

Maine Maritime Academy – Northern Vermont-Johnson (25-12, 25-12, 25-12)

Melampy led the Mariners with a match-high nine kills, to go along with five digs and an ace, Cacacie chipped in with 10 aces, seven kills, two assists, two digs and two blocks and Adams added a match-best 24 assists to go with six kills, five digs, three aces and a block. Perez led all players with 10 digs, while also adding an assist and O'Neal added eight digs, three kills, two assists and an ace.

Lauren Havill led the Badgers with five kills, an assist and a block, Nikola Knapova tallied a team-best seven digs, to go with three kills and three blocks, and Mason Lores led the team with 12 assists, and contributed six digs, and a block.