Lady Mariner Volleyball Cruises Past Huskies

CASTINE — The Lady Mariner Volleyball team hosted The University of Southern Maine Huskies for a non-conference match-up Tuesday evening at Margaret Smith Gymnasium. MMA won the match 3-0 behind the trio of Amy Young (Cumberland), Chelsea Ward (Homer, AK), and Jennifer Dixon (Woodstock, MD).

The Lady Mariners beat the Huskies by the score of 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, and 25-13). Freshman setter Jenn Dixon had a record setting night for MMA collecting a school record 38 assists in the three game match. Sophomore outside hitter Chelsea Ward led the MMA hitting attack with 17 kills on 24 attempts while senior captain Amy Young was outstanding, smashing 14 kills and gathering 8 digs. Sophomore Kayley Rodriguez (Quincy, IL) played well again for the Lady Mariners collecting eight service aces on the night. Lauren Sakahara (Bellevue, WA) led MMA with 12 digs.

Shannon Shuttle (New Ipswich, NH) paced USM with 4 kills and 11 digs while sophomore setter Laurie Boulay (Biddeford) and Danielle Netland (Cumberland) each collected 4 assists in the match.

The win improved MMA’s record to 3-0 on the year while the Huskies drop to 0-3 on the season.

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