Husson Volleyball Breaks Three Program Records at MMA Playdate

Husson Volleyball Breaks Three Program Records at MMA Playdate

CASTINE, Maine – Winning four of seven sets on the day, the Eagles split their final regular-season road trip, 1-1, as they took part in Maine Maritime's North Atlantic Conference Volleyball Playdate. The Eagles took a 3-1 loss to Northern Vermont- University-Johnson (12-10, 3-1 NAC), then went on to defeat Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (0-15, 0-4 NAC) with a quick 3-0 sweep. 

NVU-Johnson 3, Husson 1 (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21)

The Eagles fell in the first two sets and looked to make a comeback as they won the third set, but despite leading the Badgers for the majority of the fourth, they came back from behind to win the final four points for a match win. 

Husson was led by captains Mary Grace Power and Hanna Hembrow as Hembrow assisted on 24 kills while Power crushed 12 of them. Adrienne Beatty and Cat Torres led the defense with 15 digs apiece. 

NVU-Johnson had four players with double-digit kills starting with Lauren Havill who had a match-high 15. Ashley Emery followed closely behind with 13, Porsche Johnson had 12, and Nikola Knapova has 11. Mason Lores had 51 of the team's 54 assists. On defense, Emery tied the match-high of 15 digs as Lores followed with 13. 

Husson 3, NVU-Lyndon 0 (25-3, 25-6, 25-6)

The Eagles used their comeback effort from the first match and kept it going as they cruised to a three-set victory over the Hornets. The Eagles had a plus .500 attacking percentage in each set as they posted a combined .591 at the end of the match as a team to set a new a program record for the highest attacking percentage in a match. Husson also limited NVU-Lyndon to a mere one point scored throughout the three as a team due to a service ace, to break yet another HU volleyball record which was previously set back in 2011 for fewest points allowed in a match. The Eagles also shattered their third record on the afternoon, achieving 38 service aces in the match for the difference-maker. 

The victory was a team effort as Hembrow had a double-double between a program record tying 14 service aces and 11 assists. Hembrow now shares the record for most aces in a three-set match with a fellow Hannah (Olstad) who wore Green and Gold. Power contributed a career-high seven aces and the match-high of three digs. Karimah Land and Sophia Pagliarini led the Eagles with three kills apiece. 

For the Hornets, Fahari Achinda earned their only point as she had a service ace. Cassie Black prevented two points with a team-high two digs. 

UP NEXT! 

The final regular-season matches will be played on Saturday, November 2nd as the Eagles host a quad match of their own. First, at 1:00 p.m. they will face off with the University of Maine-Presque Isle for the last regular season NAC matchup. Husson will close out the day of action in Newman Gym playing the University of Maine-Fort Kent. Prior to the matches, the Eagles will honor their three seniors of 2019: #3 Delaney Chisholm, #7 Hanna Hembrow, and #11 Mary Grace Power.