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Saints Roll Through Final Day Of Route 42 Classic In Straight Sets

Saints Roll Through Final Day Of Route 42 Classic In Straight Sets

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - The Marymount women's volleyball team picked up right where they left off on Friday night with a blistering performance to round out day two of the Route 42 Volleyball Classic on Saturday afternoon, sweeping both Lynchburg College and host Eastern Mennonite University. 

The Saints, who split their matches on Friday, came out gunning on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of the Hornets before doing the same against the Royals, winning the last nine sets over the past two days. 

Game One: Marymount 3, Lynchburg 0

Marymount kicked off day two with the Hornets, and showed no issue at all with a 25-16, 25-8, 25-13 victory, while hitting .368 as a team. Pacing that percentage were seniors Caroline Hanson and Emily Abramaitys, registering 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Abramaitys hit .500 for the match, while Hanson hit .364. 

On the defensive side, eight of the nine Saints that played in the three-set match dove out for a dig, led by Hanson, junior Theresa Buscemi and sophomore Maggie Viniard who each earned a match-high six. Senior Ashton Walker had a strong showing at the net, jumping up for a solo block and five block assists, while classmate Hanson added four block assists. 

Viniard sent out 28 assists in the match, but her most impressive statistic was at the service, earning nine aces in three sets. 

Game Two: Marymount 3, Eastern Mennonite 0

The Saints rolled right into their final match after sweeping Lynchburg, handing the Royals their first loss of the weekend with a straight-sets victory. 

Hanson continued her successful weekend on the attack with a match-high 14 kills on a .462 kill percentage. Sophomore Mykael Johnson was one kill away from double digits, knocking down nine for a .333 kill percentage. 

Hanson posted a double-double for the second time this season, matching her kill amount with a match-high 14 digs. 

Her effort over the four matches in two days earned her a spot on the Route 42 All-Tournament team, as she finished with 50 kills on a .303 kill percentage, 41 digs, seven blocks, and six service aces. 

The Saints remain on the road for their next match, traveling to Shenandoah University on Wednesday, September 5. Start time is set for 7:30 p.m.

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