M. Graf Collects 50th Career Double-Double in Five Setter vs. Randolph-Macon

Mimi Graf
Mimi Graf

For Immediate Release · Thursday, September 29, 2016 · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland volleyball team experienced another heartbreaking loss Thursday night, falling short in a 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 12-15) non-conference loss to Randolph-Macon College.

Randolph-Macon 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 12-15)

How It Happened

  • Randolph-Macon forced a fifth and deciding set with a 25-20 triumph in the fourth as sophomore Mariah Clark (Stuarts Draft, Va./Riverheads) collected six kills.
  • In the fifth, the Yellow Jackets owned an 8-4 advantage at the switch. St. Mary's pulled within two five times, including 14-12, before first-year outside hitter Miranda Hall (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) laid down a match-winning kill.
  • The two sides traded the first 19 points of the match before the Seahawks created separation with a 6-1 run for a 15-10 lead. A Randolph-Macon attacking error closed out the first set.
  • St. Mary's and R-MC were neck-in-neck for the first 30 points of the second set before the Yellow Jackets broke away with a 5-0 push and a 19-15 lead. Sophomore outside hitter Meghan Kelley (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) put the Seahawks within 21-20 with a kill; however, R-MC would close out the second on a 4-0 run and even the match at 1-all.
  • The Seahawks claimed a 2-1 lead after a victory in the third, rallying from a 20-15 deficit with a 10-5 run to close out the set.

For The Seahawks (12-7)

  • Alli Graf (20 kills, 17 digs, 3 assists, 2 service aces, 2 block assists); Brigid Morris (season-best 13 kills, career-high 5 block assists); Kelley (11 kills); Mimi Graf (34 assists, 18 digs, 8 kills, season-best 3 block assists); Mia Griffiths (12 assists, 2 digs); Meghan Griffiths (12 digs).
  • St. Mary's posted a .172 attack percentage for the match with six service aces and 9.0 team blocks.

For Randolph-Macon (12-5)

  • Clark (21 kills, 10 digs, 2 block assists); Alexia Wolfe (15 kills, 4 block assists, 3 digs); Miranda Hall (11 kills, 3 digs); Erin Quinn (55 assists, 8 digs, 2 kills); Julia Stech (10 digs); Samantha Sallade (22 digs).
  • The Yellow Jackets attacked at a .230 clip with one service ace and 12.0 team blocks.

Notes

  • Senior setter Mimi Graf (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) recorded her 50th career double-double tonight with her 12th double-double of the season while junior Brigid Morris (Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson) contributed a season-best 13 kills and career-high five block assists.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • 10/1 vs. Guilford College (7-7) – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Mennonite University tri-match)
  • 10/1 at Eastern Mennonite (8-8) – 4:00 p.m. (EMU tri-match)

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