BANGOR, Maine – After impressively discovering a newfound energy and spirit in the third set of the night, the Husson women's volleyball squad (4-22, 0-3 NAC) grabbed a strong lead for the majority of the set before once again being overcome by the Maine Maritime Mariners (17-3, 3-0 NAC) as the Eagles dropped three-straight in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action.
Maine Maritime 3 – Husson 0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-21)
Helping the Eagles pick up a few easy points, senior captains Hanna Hembrow and Mary Grace Power sailed over two aces apiece which helped immensely in the third set to help Husson grab a 12-6 advantage before watching the lead slowly slip away before the Mariners tied the set, 15-15, and gradually reclaimed their steady advantage on the evening, point by point.
On eight total attacks, Sophia Pagliarini slammed down an impressive three kills to lead the Eagles offensively while Hembrow dished all nine assists for Husson throughout the match. Stepping in as the libero in the final set, Amber Lemay contributed five digs in the effort while teammate Cat Torres added on a team-high of eight digs.
Subbing in for the Mariners in the final set of the evening, Briana Mays was a standout on the attack, smashing home 100% of her attempts to contribute four kills for the win. Setting up 28-of-31 total assists for MMA, Sydney Adams was helpful defensively on the net, as well, jumping up with teammate Alexa Cacacie for two successful blocks together. Cacacie and Jessica D'Auria were a powerful offensive force as Cacacie sent over six kills for a .333 attack percentage paired with five service aces, and D'Auria whipped over a .412 attack percentage with eight kills out of the Mariners' team contribution of 32 kills.
Husson volleyball will continue conference action at Maine Maritime Academy to take on both Northern Vermont University teams at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th.