Women’s Volleyball Stumbles at Maine Maritime

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

CASTINE, Maine – Competing at Maine Maritime Academy against the Mariners (17-6, 4-0 NAC) and the SUNY Canton Roos (11-12, 2-1 NAC), Husson women's volleyball (5-15, 2-2 NAC) came up short as they dropped both conference matches on Saturday afternoon. 

SUNY Canton 3 – Husson 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-12)

The Eagles displayed a combined effort on defense today with Adrienne Beatty (nine digs), Hanna Hembrow (eight digs), and Mary Grace Power (five digs) all huge contributors to the compilation of digs. Hembrow also added on 11 assists, just two shy of setting up all of Husson's kills on the Roos. The Eagles also posted a group effort on offense with Serena Laro, Kayli Doten, and Riley Mooers all helping out with three kills apiece. Mooers also added on two block assists. 

Hitting double digits in kills, Skye Hansen led the match with 13 (.867) and teammate Melissa McMaster tallied 11 (.588). Peyton Robinson set up nearly every single assist by the end of the match with a whopping 41 while Jenna Roat proved the most consistent to bump up the ball to her with 12 digs. Finding immediate success on the court, Tatum Lafrance tallied four quick points for SUNY Canton with aces. 

Maine Maritime 3 – Husson 0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-12)

In the second match of the day, Kate Woods led the Eagles on the floor with seven digs. Hembrow and Laro jumped together for the lone block assists for Husson while Hembrow also set up five kills. Mooers once again remained in the lead with another three kills in the second match along with a block solo. 

Hitting an impressive .536 with 17 kills, Rachel Melampy was all over the court also scooping up the high for digs in the match with 13. Sydney Adams was another huge contributor to the win for the Mariners, recording five kills, 23 assists, and seven digs. Three Mariners sent over three service aces each while Hannah Butland was buddies with the net tallying four block assists.

The Eagles are set to play one final regular season match on the road on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. against Bates, before returning home to close out the regular season on their home court.