A double-double effort by Brianne Sidner and a near triple-double by Meredith Bonee was not enough as Maryville College fell to SUNY New Palz in the finale of the 2018 Emory University Invitational by the score of 3-2 on Saturday evening.
The Scots took the first set 26-24 before being edged out 19-25 in the second set. MC took a 2-1 lead after winning the third set 25-22 before the Hawks claimed the final pair of sets 26-28 and 11-15.
MC's Sidner deposited a dozen kills on 40 attacks while also returning 15 digs. Bonee threw down 10 kills, assisted on 10 additional attacks, and returned nine digs for a complete five-set effort. Nadia St. Thomas paced Maryville with 19 assists while on defense Rhianna Tyldesley (13 digs), MacKenzie Marcrum (17 digs), and Yasmeen Chan (11 digs) excelled on defense.
SUNY New Palz had a trio of attackers post double digit kills for the win. Julie Greenspan (15 kills), Taylor Cimillo (14 kills), and Madison Van Pelt (13 kills) provided the bulk of the Hawk's 63 kills.
Maryville (0-3) will prepare to host the MC Invitational next Friday and Saturday in the Boydson Baird Gymnasium within the Cooper Athletic Center. The Scots will challenge Rhodes College and Salem College on Friday and Lynchburg College on Saturday.