Photo by Steve McLaughlin
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (Sept. 24, 2016) – The USMMA women's volleyball team picked up a pair of Skyline Conference victories at a tri-match hosted by Old Westbury on Saturday to improve their record to 5-4 (3-0 Skyline) on the season. The Mariners defeated the host Panthers in straight sets, 25-8, 25-17, 25-6, before downing Purchase College, also in straight sets, 25-4, 25-10, 25-7.
Against Old Westbury, junior Dominque Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) and sophomore Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) led the team with six kills each, while freshman Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) dished out 21 assists. Kappas and sophomore Megan Toler (Prunedale, Calif.) both had a team-high five digs. Kappas also had six service aces and a team-best two blocks.
In the neutral-site match vs. Purchase, Ibinson registered six kills and nine service aces to lead all players. Kappas contributed 17 assists and six aces and sophomore Hannah Hill (Parkersburg, W.Va.) had a team-best four digs.
For the complete stats for both matches, visit the 2016 USMMA Women's Volleyball Statistics Page.
The Mariners return to the court this coming Tuesday, Sept. 27, when they step out of Skyline Conference action to face the College of New Rochelle in a home match at the Liebertz Gymnasium. First serve is set for 7 p.m. Live stats and a live video feed of the match – with audio commentary by play-by-play man John Kelly Jr. – will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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