Eagles Grab First Win in Program History over Colby-Sawyer on Senior Day

Eagles Grab First Win in Program History over Colby-Sawyer on Senior Day

BANGOR, Maine – Husson sent off their seniors with two wins on Saturday for senior day, taking down both Colby-Sawyer and New England College (NEC) in four sets to close out their regular season with an overall record of 16-10 (6-1 NAC). With significant help from Husson's three seniors, Nia Arranaga, Lindsay Chapman, and Bailey Cote, the Eagles snatched up their first ever victory over Colby-Sawyer in program history.

Husson also hosted Maine Maritime, who played NEC in three sets for a win, and then took down Colby-Sawyer in four sets for back-to-back victories on Saturday.

 

Husson 3 – Colby-Sawyer 1 (25-20, 25-13, 16-25, 25-23)  

The Eagles captured the first two sets of the day combining for 20 kills, before the Chargers retaliated for a 26-16 set win to face Husson in another set. Despite Colby-Sawyer's impressive 17 kills to Husson's 10 in the fourth set, the Charger's slipped up one too many times, dropping the final set 23-25 to the Eagles.

As a team, Colby-Sawyer outscored Husson in kills (43-38), but Husson earned the better kill percentage of .203.

HUSSON LEADERS

Colby-Sawyer Leaders

  • Naarah Cox led the attack with 16 kills
  • Courtney Murray added on 11 kills
  • Olivia Goodrich tallied nearly all of the Chargers assists with a total of 40, besides the single assist that Cox set up
  • Morgan Flynn led the match with four service aces
  • Nicole Olivieri grabbed 21 digs
  • Both Rebecca Straubel and Flynn accumulated 15 digs apiece

 

Maine Maritime 3 – New England College 0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-16)

The Pilgrims opened up the third set with a new attitude, taking an early lead over the Mariners. Unfortunately for NEC, MMA found their footing and reclaimed a comfortable lead. As the Mariners looked to grab the match point, the Pilgrims gathered a late attempt to rally and add on a few more points of their own before falling 16-25 in the final set to give MMA the win.

MAINE MARITIME LEADERS

  • Jessica D'Auria led both teams with nine kills, closely trailed by Alexa Cacacie with eight
  • Sydney Adams handed out 24 assists to her teammates
  • Cacacie picked up the most aces out of anyone throughout the entire day with nine
  • Hannah Butland contributed five aces
  • Maria Perez ran around for 21 digs
  • Maryellen Musselman achieved one solo block and two block assists

New England College Leaders

  • Kaitlyn Walker threw down a team high of four kills
  • Kennedy Somavia helped out with eight assists
  • Kayleigh MacDougall and Somavia were the only Pilgrims to achieve a single service ace
  • Meaghan Six tallied 13 digs while MacDougall added on nine
  • Angela Davis showed defensive skill with one solo block and three block assists

 

Maine Maritime 3 – Colby-Sawyer 1 (25-15, 14-25, 25-14, 25-18)

The Mariners set the pace early on in the match against the Chargers, as Sydney Adams sent over five unanswered serves with some defensive help from her teammates. Going into the second set, Colby-Sawyer found their voice and fought back, starting off the set with a service ace by Nicole Olivieri to kick start a decisive 7-2 score gap which resulted in the Charger's only win that match. Maine Maritime regained control in the third match, once again opening up 5-0. A final rallying attempt was made by Colby-Sawyer in the final set as they nearly caught up from behind, but the Mariners took the fourth set for their second win of the day.  

MAINE MARITIME LEADERS

  • D'Auria sent over 13 kills and showed her strength with three aces
  • Maggie MacMahon added on eight kills
  • Butland chimed in with seven kill, then recorded two solo blocks and helped out with two block assists
  • Adams displayed her speed and agility grabbing 30 assists
  • Perez accumulated 22 digs

Colby-Sawyer Leaders

  • Cox registered nine kills as Murray stayed close behind with eight
  • Goodrich contributed 24 assists
  • Flynn delivered four service aces and dug 14 balls
  • Straubel added on nine digs
  • Cox also helped out with four solo blocks and two block assists

 

Husson 3 – New England College 1 (25-14, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18)

After dropping the first set to Husson, NEC looked for a comeback starting off the second set 3-0 before the Eagles responded with seven unanswered points of their own. Toward the end of the set, Husson's Arranaga captured three consecutive service aces to help grab 25-18 set win. The Pilgrims wouldn't back down, however, keeping up with the Eagles point-for-point throughout the entire third set until they broke ahead right at the end to claim their first set of the day, 25-23. Husson was determined to earn the win in just four sets, rocketing the ball over the net for an impressive 14 kills to take down the Chargers.

The Eagles nearly doubled the Pilgrim's in kills (48-25), but both NEC proved to be more accurate when attacking by accumulating fewer errors.

HUSSON LEADERS

  • Chapman delivered 11 kills while Power and Cote both threw in 10 apiece
  • Hembrow dished out 30 assists
  • Mooers chimed in with 13 assists
  • Both Arranaga and Chapman sent over four aces
  • Woods was all over the court registering 18 digs while Chisholm added on 15
  • Cote reached up for two solo blocks and helped out with one block assist

New England College Leaders

  • Walker led her team with 10 kills
  • MacDougall chimed in delivering eight kills and eight digs
  • Somavia dug 21 balls while Dreka Griffin helped out with the only other lone assist
  • Meaghan Six contributed 24 digs
  • Griffin also recorded eight digs