ASTON, Pa. - The Marymount University women's volleyball team locked up the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic East Conference tournament on Sunday afternoon, defeating Neumann University, 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18).
With the victory, the Saints move to 4-1 in league play with just one match remaining in the regular season. The tally is good enough to seal up a first-round bye in the tournament, and host a semfinal match on Thursday, Novemer 1. The loss for the Knights shifts them to the third seed in the tournament.
Leading the way with her ninth double-double of the season was senior Caroline Hanson, who registered a match-high 17 kills on a .310 kill percentage to go along with 12 digs. Her first dig of the match had her ecliplse another milestone, as she now has 1,011 digs for her career.
Classmate Emily Abramaitys also swung for double-digit kills, adding 13 on a .324. Sophomore Jasmine Roy came through with a match-high 15 digs, and sophomore Maggie Viniard sent out a match-high 39 assists.
As a team, the Saints had 12 service aces and a season-best 20 blocks.
Marymount will take the week to prepare for the final match of the regular season on Saturday, October 27, as it hosts Immaculata University for Senior Day in the Converse Family Fieldhouse. Start time is set for 1 p.m.