Lehman Box Score (3-0 Win)
Montclair St. Box Score (3-0 Loss)
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2016) – The USMMA women's volleyball team split a pair of non-conference matches at a tri-match hosted by Montclair State University on Saturday. The Mariners swept the Lehman Lightning in their first match before being defeated by the host Red Hawks in the second match. Coincidentally, the scores of both matches were 25-15, 25-19 and 25-18. With the split, Merchant Marine moves to 8-5 overall on the season.
Against the Lightning, sophomore Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Va.) led all players in the match with 11 kills, while junior Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) and sophomore Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) both had nine kills apiece. Pope just missed a double-double, as she picked up a match-best 12 digs and Lefler hit at a 72.7-percent clip, which was the best of any player in the match. Freshman setter Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.) dished out 35 assists over the three sets and senior Jordy Macbeth (Orlando, Fla.) put down three blocks.
In the loss to Montclair State, junior Kayla Gleason (Sound Beach, N.Y.) led the way for the Mariners with eight kills, Kappas recorded 19 assists and senior Gabby Marionakis (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) tied for the match-high with 14 digs.
The Mariners return to the court this Monday night, Oct. 3, when they host non-conference opponent Brooklyn College. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Liebertz Gymnasium. Live stats and a live video feed of the match will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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