BANGOR, Maine – The Eagles (1-7) were committed to a comeback on Wednesday night in Newman Gym as they stood tall against Southern Maine University (7-4). After nearly overtaking the Huskies in the first set, falling just shy (22-25), the Eagles bounced back in the third set with a vengeance taking a clear lead from the start to win the set 25-21. Unfortunately, despite a late attempt to catch up with the Huskies in the fourth and final set, Southern Maine finished it off taking the 3-1 victory.
Southern Maine 3 – Husson 1 (25-22, 25-15, 21-25, 25-19)
A seven-kill effort was displayed by both Kate Woods and Mary Grace Power to lead the Eagles on attack. Woods also stepped up offensively from behind the baseline, picking up three aces and hitting double digits in digs (16). Teammate Hanna Hembrow also hit double digits scooping up 14 digs on her own while passing out a whopping 27 assists, the lone Eagle to earn an assist Wednesday night. Fellow upperclassman, Riley Mooers contributed six kills and a pair of aces.
Kacey Foerster led the entire match in kills, smashing down a total of 14 while Jamie Jannarone followed with eight. Helping set up their teammates for kills, Nicole Schmitz and Sophie Lindsay shared the majority of the action, with Schmitz pulling in 21 assists and Lindsay 11. Schmitz was also extremely active defensively, grabbing 12 digs along with teammate Rachel Chille. Using her height, Kylee Austin jumped up for a pair of block solos and assists.
The Eagles host Curry College for a single match on Saturday, September 22nd at 2:00 p.m.