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Volleyball Splits Home Skyline Tri-Match On Saturday

Volleyball Splits Home Skyline Tri-Match On Saturday

Farmingdale State Box Score
St. Joseph's (L.I.) Box Score
 
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2016) – The USMMA women's volleyball team lost its tri-match opener to Farmingdale State, 3-1, on Saturday, but rebounded to defeat St. Joseph's (Long Island), 3-1, later in the day. With the split, the Mariners' record moves to 9-6 (4-1 Skyline).
 
In the four-set loss to the Rams, three Mariners recorded double-doubles – juniors Dominique Pope (Silver Spring, Md.) and Kayla Gleason (Sound Beach, N.Y.) and freshman Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.). Kappas dished out a match-high 32 assists and also led all players with 16 digs. Pope and Gleason both had 12 kills apiece, with Pope picking up 13 digs and Gleason registering 12 digs.
 
Sophomore Kate Lefler (Norman, Okla.) also recorded double-digit kills with 10, while classmate Nicole Ibinson (Fredericksburg, Md.) chipped in defensively with 11 digs. Lefler and senior Jordy Macbeth (Orlando, Fla.) both led the Mariners with three blocks each.
 
In the four-set win over the Golden Eagles that closed out the day, Pope and Kappas recorded their second double-doubles of the day as Pope led all players with a season-high 17 kills to go along with a team-high 16 digs and Kappas had 38 assists and 15 digs. Pope hit at a 40-percent clip in the match (17k-3e-35a).
 
Gleason notched seven kills and Lefler, Ibinson and Snyder all had six kills in the victory. Defensively, senior Gabby Marionakis (Sound Beach, N.Y.) and Ibinson chipped in with 13 and 12 digs, respectively.
 
The Mariners return to the court this Wednesday when they travel to the Bronx to face Lehman College. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at the Lightning's APEX 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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