ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University women's volleyball team remained untouched in Atlantic East Conference competition on Wednesday night, cruising past Wesley College, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-10), for its 16th straight-sets victory of the season.
There was offense all over the Saints' roster in the three-set match, seeing 10 different players register multiple kills led by sophomore Mykael Johnson with eight on a .400 kill percentage. Not far behind was senior Maggie Munro with seven kills of her own on a blistering .700 kill percentage.
Much of the credit for the spead-out offense goes to the setters of sophomore Maggie Viniard and junior Alana Ball. Viniard had a match-high 31 assists, while Ball sent out a career-high 11. Viniard registered her eighth double-double of the season, also diving out for a match-high 12 digs.
The victory came with a reward at the end of the match, as the Saints were informed of the first NCAA Division III regional rankings that were released Wednesday evening. Marymount found itself ranked fifth in the Mid-Atlantic region, the highest the team has ever been in program history. With a 20-3 record for the year, all three of the Saints' losses have come to teams that are also ranked in their respective regions, as Juniata and Christopher sit first and second in the Mid-Atlantic, and Bridgewater comes in at six in the South.
The Saints head into a three-match road trip for the weekend, traveling to Radnor, Pennsylvania for a trimatch on Saturday, October 20. The day opens up against host Cabrini University for the Atlantic East Match of the Week, a battle between the top two teams in the conference that still remain undefeated. Start time is set for 12 p.m.