GRANTHAM, Pa. - Marymount women's volleyball junior Caroline Hanson posted her sixth triple double of the season, equaling her total from a year ago, but the Saints dropped two hard-fought matches at Messiah Saturday, losing to the host Falcons and Susquehanna.
Marymount (9-10) fell for the first time in three five-set matches this season against Messiah in the opener, 23-25, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 13-15.
Junior Emily Abramaitys totaled her second double double of the season against the Falcons (8-9) with 16 kills and 15 digs, both career highs. She also had a career-high 53 attempts.
Freshman Alexa Marcum had 12 kills while freshman Mykael Johnson added a career-high 10. The trio of Abramaitys, Marcum and Johnson combined for 38 of the team's 50 kills, but also had 19 of the team's 30 attack errors.
Sophomore Theresa Buscemi finished with 23 digs versus Messiah, two shy of her career high. Freshman Maggie Viniard totaled 42 assists and 15 digs, both career highs, while Freshman Myah Cordrey had six kills, four service aces, three digs and seven block assists.
Against Susquehanna (12-8), the Saints were also plagued by miscues, totaling 30 attack errors and eight service errors in a 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 18-25 loss.
Hanson totaled 17 kills, 13 assist and 11 digs as she posted her first triple double since beginning the season with five-straight.
As of tonight, her six triple doubles are the most in Division III this season, one more than Cheyenne Strickland of Ferrum.
Johnson totaled nine kills, four digs and three block assists while senior Christy Tieman had 11 assists. Freshman Jasmine Roy posted her eighth match with at least 10 digs as she had 11. Meanwhile, freshman Celine Nguyen also had double digit kills with 10, her fifth match with at least 10.
After four matches in four days, Marymount will have three days to prepare for its next match on Wednesday when the Saints return to conference play, hosting St. Mary's at 7 p.m.