CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy remained unblemished on the young season with a pair of 3-0 sweeps on Saturday. The Mariners toppled Lesley University 25-15, 25-18, 25-17, before knocking off Maine-Presque Isle for the third time in as many matches, 25-11, 25-13, 25-9. MMA got through the weekend without dropping a single game.
Kayley Rodriguez (Quincy, Ill.) fueled a balanced offense with 14 assists in the win over Lesley. Chelsea Ward (Homer, Alaska) was the prime beneficiary with a dozen kills to go along with 17 digs, three aces and an assisted block. Heather Moore (Macedon, N.Y.) offered 10 digs, nine assists and five kills to the Mariners (4-0) effort against the Lynx (1-1), while Melissa Lail (Elizabeth, Colo.) and Sydney Robertson (Barnstead, N.H.) each turned in six kills. Lail also hit double figures in the digs column with 10. The Lynx got 10 kills and 11 digs out of Danielle Johnson. Kaitlyn Miller fed the offense 22 assists.
Moore stole the show in the nightcap accounting for eight kills on nine attacks, 17 assists, six aces and four digs. Robertson had seven kills for the Mariners, while Lail and Lauren Sakahara (Bellvue, Wash.) each served up five aces. Karen Creighton and Samantha Roy each recorded four kills for the Owls (0-4).
The Mariners return to action on Friday against Maine-Farmington. It is the first of three matches on the Mariners' docket at the Colby Invitational.
Maine Maritime def. Lesley 25-15, 25-18, 25-17
Lesley (0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Danielle Johnson 10-0-0; Megan Ortwein 7-0-0; Kayla Henry 6-1-0; Kaitlyn Miller 2-1-0; Aishah Jenkins 1-0-0; Rachel Frederickson 1-0-0; Alyson Finbow 1-1-1; Totals 28-3-1.0. (Assists) - Kaitlyn Miller 22. (Dig leaders) – Danielle Johnson 11; Megan Ortwein 10; Rachel Frederickson 9
Maine Maritime (3-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Chelsea Ward 12-3-1; Sydney Robertson 6-0-0; Melissa Lail 6-1-2; Heather Moore 5-1-1; Betsy Trenckmann 3-0-0; Kayley Rodriguez 1-0-0; Lauren Sakahara 0-1-0; Totals 33-6-2.0. (Assists) - Kayley Rodriguez 14. (Dig leaders) - Chelsea Ward 17; Heather Moore 10; Melissa Lail 10; Betsy Trenckmann 8
Maine Maritime def. Me.-Presque Isle 25-11, 25-13, 25-9
Me.-Presque Isle (0-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Samantha Roy 4-1-0; Karen Creighton 4-1-0; Kelsey McCollett 1-0-0; Randi Kaplan 1-1-0; Shaina Hood 1-0-0; Leslie Theriault 0-1-0; Totals 11-4-0.0. (Assists) - . (Dig leaders) - Karen Creighton 7; Randi Kaplan 5
Maine Maritime (4-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Heather Moore 8-6-1; Sydney Robertson 7-0-1; Ariel Knights 4-3-1; Chantal Adderley 4-0-0; Melissa Lail 4-5-1; Kayley Rodriguez 3-3-0; Lauren Sakahara 0-5-0; KC Anderson 0-2-0; Totals 30-24-3.0. (Assists) - Heather Moore 17. (Dig leaders) - Kayley Rodriguez 4