KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2019) – On Monday evening, the Skyline Conference announced the weekly accolades for women's volleyball and USMMA sophomore outside hitter Taylor Gilbertson (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll after her performances in the Mariners' two victories at a tri-match on Saturday at Ramapo (3-2) and vs. Lehman (3-0).
Gilbertson had a double-double with 15 kills and 11 digs in the exciting 3-2 win over the host Roadrunners and then immediately followed that up with a match-high 10 kills in the straight-set sweep over Lehman. The sophomore also had a team-best six aces over the two matches, including four in the win over the Lightning.
For the complete release from the Skyline Conference, click here.
Gilbertson currently ranks 48th in the country with 0.63 service aces per set and is one of three Mariners that rank in the top-50 in the nation in a statistical category. The other two are freshman Paige Smith (Virginia Beach, Va.), who ranks sixth in the country with 5.16 points per set and eighth with 4.34 kills per set, and senior Kyleigh Kappas (Parker, Colo.), who ranks 37th among all DIII setters with 9.73 assists per set.
As a team, the Mariners rank in the top-25 in Division III in two categories – second in holding opponents to just a .080 hitting percentage and 21st with 2.84 service aces per set.
To view the Mariners' full updated NCAA Statistical Rankings, follow this link. (Note: Team rankings are on page 1 and individual rankings are on page 2.)
Merchant Marine returns to action this Thursday night, Nov. 7, hosting the Skyline Championship Semifinals beginning at 7 p.m. The #2-seed Mariners will welcome in the winner of the First Round matchup of #6-seed Mount St. Mary at #3-seed Mount St. Vincent, which takes place tonight in the Bronx. Live stats and a live video feed with play-by-play man John Kelly Jr. returning to call the action of Thursday's semifinal match will be available with links on the USMMA Women's Volleyball Schedule Page.
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