STANDISH, Maine – Husson University (6-1) posted a win and a loss on the opening night of the 2017 SJC Autumn Invitational at the Harold Alfond Center on Friday. The Eagles opened with a 3-1 loss to Maine-Fort Kent (3-2) and closed out the evening with a 3-0 win over Maine-Presque Isle (3-3).
MAINE-FORT KENT 3, HUSSON 1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-20) - BOX
After a hard-fought but inefficient first set loss, Maine-Fort Kent retaliated with three straight victories with the help of 14 kills from junior Mia Satterfield (Fairfield, Calif.), 26 assists from junior Haley West (Redding, Calif.), and 32 digs from junior Kamalani Kahele (Kalihi, Hawaii), who also helped turn the tied with six service aces in the triumph.
For Husson, junior Kaitlyn Woods (Charlton, Mass.) notched a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs, sophomore Hanna Hembrow (Milford, N.H.) contributed 25 assists and 12 digs, and senior Lindsay Chapman (Gorham, Maine) posted seven kills in 26 attempts.
HUSSON 3, MAINE-PRESQUE ISLE 0 (25-16, 25-20, 26-24) - BOX
The Eagles fought off a feisty Owls team in a three-set victory that required nearly two hours to complete. With a negative hitting percentage (-.015), UMPI managed to stay in the game due to 21 Husson attack errors, but in the end the Eagles' 35 kills outplayed the Owls' meager sum of 21 in a shutout defeat.
For Husson, sophomore Mary Grace Power (Bellerose Village, N.Y.) delivered 10 kills with a .259 attack rate, senior Bailey Cote (Biddeford, Maine) chipped in with 10 kills and four block solos, sophomore Riley Mooers (Mount Desert, Maine) notched a double-double with 21 digs and 15 assists along with four kills, and sophomore Delaney Chisholm (Tewksbury, Mass.) added 18 digs.
For Maine-Presque Isle, freshman Taylor Johnson (Eagle, Idaho) recorded seven kills, 13 digs, and a pair of block solos, junior Hannah Williams (Park Falls, Nova Scotia) tossed in 18 digs, and freshman Brittney Harper (East Mountain, Nova Scotia) dealt 14 assists with three kills and seven digs.
Court 1: Saint Joseph's vs. Husson
Court 2: Maine-Fort Kent vs. Maine-Presque Isle
Court 1: Championship
Court 2: Consolation