CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Husson University women's volleyball team traveled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this weekend to play in a tri-match against the Mount Holyoke College Lyons and the MIT Engineers. The Eagles showed impressive offensive efforts throughout the day, but were not able to pull ahead of the Lyons or Engineers. Husson dropped both matches, each 3-0.
Mount Holyoke College 3, Husson University 0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17)
The Husson Eagles were hard at work on the road this weekend in a non-conference match against the Mount Holyoke College Lyons. The Eagles never allowed Mount Holyoke to inch too far ahead and remained within a few points throughout the entire match. Interestingly enough, all three sets finished with the same final score of 25-17.
Junior Brayden Walden led the Lyons' offense as she set up 17 assists towards 36 team kills and helped contribute two aces to 13 total for the Lyons. Sarah Bishop and Marianne Simon added 11 kills apiece to continue the offensive drive for Mount Holyoke. The defensive push was also led by Simon, as she supplied ten digs.
Offensively, the Eagles were led by senior captains Hanna Hembrow and Mary Grace Power. Hembrow set up 14 total assists for the Eagles and Power delivered seven of 25 team kills. Hembrow also posted a skillful hitting percentage of 0.500% on five kills. Sophomore libero Adrienne Beatty carved out 10 digs on the court to help Husson on their defensive charge.
MIT 3, Husson University 0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-13)
The Eagles battled back during their second match of the day, staying within close range of the Engineers, and playing a point-for-point game for most of the second set. Despite tremendous efforts as a team, Husson could not gain a lead over the Engineers, dropping their second match of the day, 3-0.
Leading the offensive effort for MIT was first year Sofie Kupiec, setting up a whopping 34 out of 38 total team assists for the Engineers. Junior Emily Condon supplied 10 kills and presented a hitting percentage of 0.750%. Madison Lee chipped in defensively, contributing 11 digs for MIT.
Husson's offense was led by senior captain, Hanna Hembrow as she set up ten assists towards 20 for the Eagles. Adrienne Beatty worked hard on defense, adding seven out of 19 total digs for Husson. Karimah Land showed a powerful presence with a positive hitting percentage of 0.625% with five kills. As a team, Husson recorded 61 total attacks during this second match of the day.
The Eagles will be on the road again for their next match at the University of Southern Maine as they face off against the Huskies at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8th.