Lions devour No. 14 McDonogh in three sets


No. 14 McDonogh put up a spirited fight, especially in the second set, but it was not enough to halt top-ranked Marylvale Prep, Tuesday in Brooklandville, as the Lions clinched the top-seed for the IAAM A Conference Volleyball Tournament with a 25-13, 27-15, 25-18 victory over the visiting Eagles.

Caitlin Shaffrey, one of three Lions celebration Senior Night, led the offense with 17 kills, 2 aces and 12 digs. Libby Potter added 9 kills, 3 digs and 6 aces.

Also contributing to the victory were Chelsea Elliott (7 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig), Kaitlyn Hall (38 assists, 2 digs, 2 kills, 1 ace) and Sami Elliott (6 kills, 1 dig, 1 block).

Maryvale is now 14-0 overall and 11 in the IAAM A. More remarkably, the Lions have won all 42 sets they have played this season.

McDonogh completed its regular season at 9-5 overall and 6-4 in the conference. The Eagles will be seeded third for the playoffs.

Pictured above: Maryvale Prep seniors LeeAnn Daiker, Caitin Shaffrey and Chelsea Elliott. on their Senior Night.