ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University women's volleyball team continued its home dominance on Tuesday night, topping Stevenson University, 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15), to extend its home win streak to 24.
The Saints, who are now 10-0 in the Converse Family Fieldhouse, keep their perfect home slate alive after doing the same thing in 2018, going 12-0 on their court.
The four-set match had a career highlight, as junior Mykael Johnson handled much of the offense with a career-high 27 kills on a .317 hitting percentage. It moves her total for the season to 375, as she sits atop the Atlantic East Conference, almost a 100 more kills than the second-ranked player, last year's Co-Player of the Year Steph Judkins from Cabrini University.
Junior Maggie Viniard had another stellar performance at setter for the Saints, sending out a match-high 41 assists and four service aces. With 41 helpers tonight, she sits just one assist shy of hitting 2,500 for her career. She also sits atop the league in assists with 863 so far this season, almost 100 more than the second-ranked player from Neumann University, Rachel Cray.
Viniard currently ranks 22nd in the country in total assists, while Johnson ranks 17th in kills per set with 4.21.
As a team, the Saints have been consistent off the serve, registering their fifth-straight match of double-digit aces and eighth out of their last nine. With 13 service aces on Tuesday night, they now have 238 for the season, good enough for 11th best in the nation.
The women hit the road for an Atlantic East matchup on Wednesday, October 23, traveling to Wesley College for a 7 p.m., start.