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Saints Sweep Wesley, Move Into Four-Way Tie For Third in CAC

Saints Sweep Wesley, Move Into Four-Way Tie For Third in CAC

ARLINGTON, Va. - Led by 12 kills, 20 assists and six digs from junior Caroline Hanson and seven kills and four block assists from freshman Alexa Marcum, the Marymount women's volleyball team posted its fourth win in the last six matches with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-18 victory over Wesley Saturday at Verizon Sports Arena.

With the win, the Saints (11-10, 3-2 CAC) find themselves in a four-way tie for third place in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) standings with Salisbury, Frostburg State and Mary Washington. They host Salisbury next week and Frostburg State on October 27.

Hanson totaled four kills and seven assists in a competitive opening set while Marcum also had four kills and a .429 hitting percentage.

The Wolverines (14-10, 1-5 CAC) jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first set before Marymount rallied with an 8-3 run to tie it at 9-9. With the score tied at 10-10, Wesley used a 6-2 spurt to push its lead back to four, forcing a timeout by the Saints.

However, following the timeout, Marymount used a 9-4 run to take its first lead at 21-20 on a kill by Hanson before scoring the last six points, including the final one on a kill by Marcum.

The first set featured four ties and one lead change, but that was it as the Saints controlled the final two as there were no ties and Marymount never trailed.

Senior Christy Tieman finished with 21 assists and six digs while sophomore Theresa Buscemi had a match-high 16 digs. Junior Emily Abramaitys and freshman Mykael Johnson each had seven kills with junior Ashton Walker adding six to go along with a .385 hitting percentage.

Marymount hosts Salisbury on Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m., on Dig Pink Night. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and wear pink as the Saints host this crucial CAC contest at Verizon Sports Arena.