Women's Volleyball Sweeps NAC Doubleheader

Women's Volleyball Sweeps NAC Doubleheader

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. - The Husson University women's volleyball picked up two North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victories on Saturday inside Stannard Gymnasium on the campus of Lyndon State College to remain undefeated in conference play.

Husson (14-11, 5-0 NAC) defeated Johnson State (2-19, 1-5 NAC) in straight sets before picking up a 3-2 victory over Lyndon State (8-9, 2-3 NAC).

Husson vs. Johnson State

Breanna Laughlin (San Jacinto, Calif.) led Johnson with eight kills and added ten digs. Laurel Hubbert-Severance (Hinesburg, Vt.) paced the squad with eleven assists.

Husson's Kaitlyn Woods (Charlton, Mass.) came just shy of a double-double with 10 kills and 9 digs.  Hanna Hembrow (Milford, N.H.) claimed a double-double with 32 assists and 11 digs. 

Set 1: The Badgers opened up on a 3-0 run until the Eagles tied it up 4-4.  Slowly the Eagles crept ahead little by little and took the set 25-15.

Set 2: The Badgers rallied together six points to the Eagles 25 in the second set.

Set 3: The Eagles started a 4-0 run.  The Badgers were able to come as close as 7-4; however, the Eagles finished out the set 25-11, taking home the victory.

Lyndon State vs. Husson

Lyndon had four players finish with double-doubles in the final match of the afternoon: Stahl finished with 25 assists and 19 digs; Greene recorded a match-high 16 kills and 13 digs; McDonough registered 10 kills and 13 digs; and Murtagh finished with 10 kills and 12 digs.

Husson had three players notch double-doubles: Hembrow tallied 28 assists, 10 digs, and six kills, Woods recorded 10 kills and 17 digs, and Riley Mooers (Mount Desert, Maine) finished with 12 kills, 10 digs, and four aces.

Set 1: Errors prevented the Hornets from making much of the first set as the Eagles cruised to a 25-13 win.

Set 2: Lyndon seemed to be more focused in the second set as they made things harder for Husson but they still found themselves down 20-13.  However, they used three straight points to get within two at 22-24.  A kill by Mooers thwarted the Hornets, taking the set 25-22.

Set 3: The Hornets carried the momentum into the third set starting off with a 6-0 lead before building a 14-3 advantage, forcing an Eagle timeout.  The Hornets refused to let the visitors back into the set, taking it convincingly 25-10.

Set 4: Lyndon kept things going in the fourth, stretching out a 10-4 lead early.  Errors allowed Husson back into it as they closed the gap to 10-9.  Lyndon was able to put points on the board in clusters, taking the set 25-20.

Set 5: The Hornets grabbed the first point in the deciding set but the Eagles answered with seven straight for the 7-1 lead.  The Hornets cut the deficit in half for a 7-4 score but then the teams traded points a few times before a three-point burst from the hosts brought the score to 11-10 in favor of Husson.  A timeout from Husson allowed them to gather themselves as they scored four straight, ending on a kill from Woods, 15-10.

The Eagles will return to the court on Oct. 22 in New London, N.H., when they take on Maine Maritime at 2:00 p.m. and Colby-Sawyer at 4:00 p.m. to closed out their conference slate.