ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University women's volleyball team notched its 20th win of the season on Tuesday night, topping Gallaudet University in straight sets, 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 26-24).
It's the 12th time in program history the Saints eclipsed the 20-win barrier. With five matches left in the regular season and postseason to follow, they close in on the program record of 28 wins in a single season set in 2014.
A 25-13 first set for Marymount was strong on both sides of the game, putting down 17 kills on a .400 hitting percentage while holding the Bison to just seven kills on 32 attempts for a .031 hitting percentage.
Gallaudet (14-13) came to life in the remainder of the match, keeping the score close throughout, but the Saints still pulled out a 25-21 victory in the second game to take a 2-0 set lead.
The third game played much different, seeing the Bison take the early 5-1 lead and build it up to as much as five at 17-12. Closing the gap, the Saints used a 6-1 stretch that was led by two kills by sophomore Mykael Johnson and two service aces by Maggie Viniard drew the set even at 18-18.
Down the final stretch, the game saw six more ties with the last being at 24-24. Marymount, in extra points, had senior Emily Abramaitys lay down back-to-back kills to seal up the 26-24 set-three and match victory.
On the offensive side, sophomore Myah Cordrey posted a team-high 12 kills on a .611 kill percentage, while Johnson and Abramaitys added 11 and 10, respectively. Viniard sent out a match-high 40 assists , while sophomore Jasmine Roy had a match-high 12 digs. Abramaitys missed a double-double by one dig, adding nine for the night.
The Saints remain home and get back into Atlantic East Conference on Wednesday, October 17, hosting Wesley College for their annual Dig Pink match. Come out and support the fight against breast cancer and cheer on the Saints for a 6 p.m., start.