LYNDONVILLE, Vt. – Falling just shy of capturing the first set of the day, 25-22, Husson women's volleyball dominated the court in the second set (25-12) and never looked back as they took down Northern Vermont-Johnson (9-7, 0-1 NAC) in four sets on Saturday morning in their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup of the season. Continuing on this momentum, the Eagles (5-2, 2-0 NAC) were relentless on the attack barely giving up any points in the first set against Northern Vermont-Lyndon, 25-3, as they cruised to a three-set victory over the Hornets (0-16, 0-2 NAC) later in the afternoon.
Husson 3 – Northern Vermont-Johnson 1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-20, 25-15)
Serena Laro and Hanna Hembrow were on a roll in the first match of the day for Husson, pairing up behind the net for five block assists apiece, a season high in a single match. Laro also hit an impressive .364 with nine kills and six digs while Hembrow assisted 29 kills, sent over two aces, and grabbed 12 digs. Helping out on defense, Adrienne Beatty added on 14 digs. Contributing some more kills to the mix for the win, Caelyn Sheil smashed down eight while both Mary Grace Power and Kayli Doten chipped in seven.
Accumulating a game-high of 15 kills, Nikola Knapova achieved a double-double, tallying nearly half the kills for her team by the end of the match along with 15 digs. Bumping up one dig more than her, teammates Kimberly Reville and Jenna Murawski each racked up 16 digs. Putting up the majority of assists for the Badgers was Julie Van Etten matching Hembrow's 29 assists for the Eagles. Brooke Scheier was the only other player in the match to hit double digits in kills with ten.
Husson 3 – Northern Vermont-Lyndon (25-3, 25-12, 25-12)
The Eagles continued their hot streak only allowing a mere three points to the Hornets in the first set of the afternoon as Kate Woods led the attack with seven kills. Beatty was ruthless from behind the end line as she whipped through ten service aces for a personal record in a single match while also scooping up the most digs with five. Doten and Hembrow both tallied on another three aces while as a team the Eagles totaled 22 overall. Hembrow also set up 18 kills for Husson.
On the opposing side of the court, Emily Clancy jumped up for the lone blocks on the match with two. She also led her team offensively with three kills and one of the three Hornets to bump up three digs alongside teammates Kiya DeWitt and Faith Richard. Lexie Walker set up all three kills for Clancy while Samantha Theriault smashed down two service aces for the Hornets.
The Eagles will cruise into Tuesday, October 16th running on a pair of conference wins in Vermont, as they host Saint Joseph's College (Maine) for a 7:00 p.m. match at Newman Gym.