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Saints down Pacers for second Atlantic East win

Saints down Pacers for second Atlantic East win

SCRANTON, Pa. – The Marymount University women's volleyball team tallied its second Atlantic East Conference victory on Saturday, downing Marywood University, 3-1 (25-11, 24-26, 25-8, 25-18), on the road.

The Saints found their stride halfway through the first set, going off on a 12-0 run to build a commanding 22-8 lead in the frame. Two service aces from senior Emily Abramaitys, along with kills from freshman Caylee Shelton and senior Maggie Munro led the charge.

After taking the 1-0 lead in the match, Marymount jumped out to an early 7-3 advantage in the second set, as Abramaitys knocked down two kills to lead the way. She paced the team on the night, with a match-high 11 kills.

Two kills from sophomore Mykael Johnson and two aces from Shelton helped build the lead to 17-9, however, the Pacers would battle back and eventually tie the set, 20-20.

Despite the Saints regaining a late lead, Marywood was able to tie the match.

The Saints came back strong in the third set, as the offense caught fire for a .476 hitting percentage to take a 25-8 frame.

Three-straight kills by sophomore Myah Cordrey sparked the Marymount offense in the set. After trailing 4-3, Cordrey put the Saints back up, 6-4, and Marymount would not stop from there, outscoring Marywood, 19-4, the rest of the way. Cordrey and sophomore Ayanna Moore each notched two-more kills in the frame on the way to the 2-1 advantage.

The Saints kept the pressure on in the final frame, taking a quick 9-3 edge on an Abramaitys kill.

Marymount would not look back, taking the match in four sets.

Junior Theresa Buscemi led the defense with 10 digs, while sophomore Maggie Viniard notched 27 assists.

The Saints will return home to the Converse Family Fieldhouse on Tuesday, October 16 for their next match, hosting Gallaudet University at 7 p.m.

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