Lady Mariner Volleyball Clips Eagles

9/30/2009

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Castine, Maine - The Lady Mariner Volleyball team hosted The Husson University Eagles for a conference match-up Wednesday evening at Margaret Smith Gymnasium. MMA won the match 3-0 behind the trio of Chelsea Ward (Homer, AK), Amy Young (Cumberland, ME), and Jennifer Dixon (Woodstock, MD).

With the win Katrina Dagan recorded her 100th career victory as the head coach of the Lady Mariner volleyball program. Dagan is in her 7th season as the programs head coach with her first win coming on September 16, 2003 against Unity College. Her career record is 100-52 for a .657 winning percentage.

The Lady Mariners beat the Eagles by the score of 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, and 25-23). Sophomore middle hitter Chelsea Ward had another outstanding night for MMA collecting 16 kills and 7 digs. Jenn Dixon orchestrated the offense once again with 28 assists, 3 kills, 4 aces, and 4 digs. Senior captain Amy Young continued her stellar play, smashing 10 kills and gathering 6 digs.

Maya Vysokikh (Novoskbirsk, Russia) paced Husson with 8 kills while freshman middle hitter Hannah Olstad (Farmington, NH) collected 6 kills and 2 aces. Senior setter Marion Kish (Wallingford, CT) led the Eagles with 13 assists in the match and libero Michelle Smith (New Boston, NH) led Husson with 11 digs.

MMA cruised through the first two games of the night (25-18 & 25-13) but the Eagles jumped out in game three 9-0. MMA began to crawl back into game and eventually over came the 9-point deficit to defeat the Eagles by the slim margin of 25-23. The win improved MMA's record to 11-2 on the year and 3-0 in the NAC while the Huskies drop to 5-9 on the season and 2-1 in the NAC.

 

Article courtesy of Maine Maritime Athletics

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