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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 am

Women's Volleyball Gives Coach Cady A Win in Polar Bear Debut

BIDDEFORD, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team gave new head coach Erin Cady a win in her Polar Bear debut, cruising to a 3-0 win in their season-opener at the University of New England on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears dominated from start to finish claiming the victory by game scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-14. Bowdoin stands at 1-0 while UNE drops to 1-2 on the season.

How It Happened

Bowdoin never trailed in any of the three sets, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first, a 4-0 lead in the second and a 3-1 advantage to open the third.
Senior Christy Jewett opened the year with an impressive stat-line, recording a match-high 12 kills and 13 digs.
The Polar Bears racked up 13 service aces, led by six from Quincy Leech.
Michelle Albright added seven kills while Erika Sklaver had five for Bowdoin.
Leech (13 assists) and Clare McInerney (11 assists) sparked the Polar Bear offense in the win.
Erika Sawicki and Grayson Szczepaniak led UNE with eight kills apiece.

Up Next

Bowdoin will play in the highly-competitive MIT Invitational this weekend with a four-match slate, including Springfield (4:30 p.m.) and Endicott (6:30 p.m.) on Friday afternoon at Endicott.
UNE will host Husson on Sunday at noon.
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Volleyball - 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:55 am

Volleyball to have nice mix of veterans, newcomers

WATERVILLE, Maine — With three seniors who have been key players since their first seasons, the Colby College volleyball team aims for the New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs in 2015.

Senior co-captain Sarah Arvidson will team up with classmates Kim Donaldson and Natalie Roy for 21st-year head coach Candice Parent. Junior Karolina Serhan and Arvidson are co-captains for a second straight season.

Colby opens the season Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College. The Mules play in the MIT Invitational this Friday and Saturday.

Donaldson and Serhan both were among leaders in the NESCAC in kills and blocks.

Donaldson was ninth in the league in kills per set (2.75), seventh in blocks (76 total), and 10th in hitting percentage (.269). Serhan was fourth in blocks per set (0.97) and 11th in kills (2.61).

Roy was unselfish in moving from outside hitter to the libero spot last year. She led the Mules in defensive digs (332 total) and ranked sixth in the NESCAC at 4.07 per set. Roy also was second on the team in assists (73 total) and had the best serve percentage (.953) with just eight errors in 172 attempts.

Arvidson was third on the Mules in total kills (147) and finished 11th in the NESCAC in digs per set (3.50). Her .886 reception percentage was second on Colby to Roy’s .925.
The Mules (13-11 overall last year) needed Emily Moslener to step in at setter last year and solidify the position. She did the job by leading the NESCAC in service aces per set (0.72) and was sixth in assists per set (8.04).

Elizabeth Noyes missed a good portion of the season with an injury and was averaging nearly two kills and more than three digs per set in nine matches.

Junior middle blocker Alexa Busser finished fourth on the Mules in total kills (102) and third in blocks (51). Sophomore Kate Wincek was fifth on the team in total kills (91), while junior Hannah Insuik had 76 digs and a fine .942 reception percentage in limited time. Kacie Wrean and Eliza Liebler both saw limited time last year.

Parent brought in six first-year players, including two setters to help Moslener. Brooke DeWiler and Molly Manuel will give Colby the opportunity to use two setters at one time.

Erin Maidman can play the libero spot and is a defensive specialist along with classmate Camilla Thomassen-Tai. Isabel Berzansky gives Colby some height at 6-foot and Paige Hanssen will play at outside hitter.
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Re: Volleyball - 2015: Colby College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:56 am

Volleyball starts strong in season-opening loss

WATERVILLE, Maine — With three seniors who have been key players since their first seasons, the Colby College volleyball team aims for the New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs in 2015.

Senior co-captain Sarah Arvidson will team up with classmates Kim Donaldson and Natalie Roy for 21st-year head coach Candice Parent. Junior Karolina Serhan and Arvidson are co-captains for a second straight season.

Colby opens the season Tuesday at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College. The Mules play in the MIT Invitational this Friday and Saturday.

Donaldson and Serhan both were among leaders in the NESCAC in kills and blocks. Donaldson was ninth in the league in kills per set (2.75), seventh in blocks (76 total), and 10th in hitting percentage (.269). Serhan was fourth in blocks per set (0.97) and 11th in kills (2.61).

Roy was unselfish in moving from outside hitter to the libero spot last year. She led the Mules in defensive digs (332 total) and ranked sixth in the NESCAC at 4.07 per set. Roy also was second on the team in assists (73 total) and had the best serve percentage (.953) with just eight errors in 172 attempts.

Arvidson was third on the Mules in total kills (147) and finished 11th in the NESCAC in digs per set (3.50). Her .886 reception percentage was second on Colby to Roy’s .925.

The Mules (13-11 overall last year) needed Emily Moslener to step in at setter last year and solidify the position. She did the job by leading the NESCAC in service aces per set (0.72) and was sixth in assists per set (8.04).

Elizabeth Noyes missed a good portion of the season with an injury and was averaging nearly two kills and more than three digs per set in nine matches.

Junior middle blocker Alexa Busser finished fourth on the Mules in total kills (102) and third in blocks (51). Sophomore Kate Wincek was fifth on the team in total kills (91), while junior Hannah Insuik had 76 digs and a fine .942 reception percentage in limited time. Kacie Wrean and Eliza Liebler both saw limited time last year.

Parent brought in six first-year players, including two setters to help Moslener. Brooke DeWiler and Molly Manuel will give Colby the opportunity to use two setters at one time.
Erin Maidman can play the libero spot and is a defensive specialist along with classmate Camilla Thomassen-Tai. Isabel Berzansky gives Colby some height at 6-foot and Paige Hanssen will play at outside hitter.
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Volleyball - 2015: Husson University

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 am

Husson wins 14th-straight match against Unity

BANGOR, Maine - Nia Arranaga posted six service aces and dished out 13 assists Tuesday, helping Husson defeat Unity (Maine), a USCAA Division II member, in three games by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-12 in the season opener for both squads. The Eagles win their 14th-straight match against the Rams.

"The girls played really well tonight," Eagles' coach Jodie Fairbank said." We have a very deep bench and can turn to anyone to come in and be productive."

Husson (1-0) scored the first four points of game one and never looked back in the set. A Lindsay Chapman kill gave the Green and Gold a 10-5 edge. The lead swelled to double digits for the first time at 18-8 following a Chapman service ace. An attack error by Emily MacDonald of Unity (0-1) gave the Eagles an eight-point, first game victory.

A Chapman service ace followed by an attack error from Jackie Collins gave the Eagles a 5-1 edge to start game two. Two Jazmyn Atteberry service aces highlighted a brief 4-0 run for the Rams to give them their first lead of the game, 6-5. However, back-to-back kills by Kristen Atwood put the Eagles ahead for good, as the home team tallied 13 of the next 16 points, including six-straight to end the spurt. A Bailey Cote kill made the score 20-10 in favor of the Green and Gold, and a Sarah Wilson kill ended the set.

Unity staked to a 4-0 edge in the final set, but Husson battled back to score five of the next six points and tie the affair on an attack error by Lindsey Morris. After a MacDonald kill made the score 6-5, Fairbank's team rolled off eight-straight points, including three-straight Arranaga service aces, who had four during the run. An Atwood kill put Husson ahead 13-6. A Cote spike increased the Eagles' edge to 20-10. After the Rams scored the next two points, Fairbank's bunch answered with five straight to end the match.

Cote led all players with nine kills. Atwood and Chapman each had six kills, while Kaitlyn Woods recorded five. Wilson pumped out 21 digs, and Chapman added 13. Marissa Johnson netted 15 assists.

"Bailey was hitting and blocking really well tonight and worked well with her setters," Fairbank commented. "Lindsay came back strong (after missing most of 2014 with an injury) both defensively and making smart offensive decisions. We also had strong defense from our libero Sarah."

The Eagles tallied 12 service aces.

Jackie Collins had 13 digs in the loss. Angel Buffington totaled 13 assists.

Husson hosts Maine at Presque Isle on the first day of the Husson Invitational. First serve inside Newman Gymnasium is set for 6 p.m. ET.
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Volleyball - 2015: Saint Joseph's College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:20 pm

Monks Fight Past Mules, 3-1

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (3-0) rallied from a 1-0 set deficit to defeat Colby College (0-1), 3-1 (22-25, 29-27, 25-9, 25-18), in non-conference women's volleyball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday night. Senior middle blocker Felicia Wachowiak (Milton, N.H.) totaled 13 kills and broke her own single-game total blocks record with 13, including nine solo, in the triumph.

The Mules, playing in their 2015 season-opener, started the night with a hard fought 25-22 victory in the opening set, but the Monks gained all the momentum with an exciting 29-27 win in the second set and proceeded to claim the four-set triumph with large-margin wins in the third and fourth frames.

For Saint Joseph's, sophomore Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) recorded seven kills and three block solos, junior Shadai Gosselin (Somersworth, N.H.) tallied five kills and 19 digs, junior Mariah Hebert (Biddeford, Maine) posted a double-double with 22 assists and 12 digs, senior Abbie McPhee (Epping, N.H.) added 18 digs, and freshman Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) contributed 16 digs in the victory.

For Colby, Sarah Arvidson (Andover, Mass.) registered five kills, three aces and 16 digs, Karolina Serhan (Needham, Mass.) totaled five kills and six digs, Natalie Roy (Los Altos, Calif.) boasted a match-high 20 digs, and Emily Moslener (Leonardtown, Md.) contributed 12 assists and 10 digs in the setback.

Colby started off well and held a 14-7 lead midway through the first before Saint Joseph's notched an 11-3 run, capped by a Gosselin service ace, which resulted in the hosts claiming an 18-17 edge.

Neither team seemed able to pull away until the Monks committed a series of unforced errors, allowing the Mules to win the first set and grab a 1-0 lead.

Saint Joseph's quickly fell in the hole in the second set, as an SJC error and a pair of Arvidson aces lifted the visitors to an early 3-0 cushion. St. Joe's responded with five unanswered points and maintained the lead until Colby knotted the game at 13-13 after Wachowiak committed a rare attack error.

A seesaw battle ensued, as the in-state rivals essentially traded points until the end as the Monks received a kill from Copp and clinched the second set on an attack error.

St. Joe's ran away with the third set, 25-9, with the help of 13 Colby attack errors and a solid .235 attack rate en route to claiming a 2-1 set advantage.

The teams played close for the better part of the fourth stanza, but the hosts managed to pull away with a 10-1 run, a span during which the Mules committed six miscues while Wachowiak totaled three kills and senior Sam Wright (Westport, Mass.) added a pair of aces to clinch the victory.

The Monks return to action with a Great Northeast Athletic Conference tri-match with games versus Norwich University (12:00 PM) and Suffolk University (4:00 PM) on Saturday. The Mules also play in a tri-match Saturday with non-conference matches versus Wellesley and Brandeis in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:33 pm

Williamson Leads Southern Maine Past Husson 3-0

BANGOR, Maine -- Sophomore outside hitter Jess Williamson (Goffstown, N.H.) posted her first double-double of the season Tuesday night to lead the University of Southern Maine volleyball team past Husson University 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-14) in a non-conference match at Newman Gymnasium.

The win was the third straight for the Huskies and improved their overall record to 3-2. The Eagles dropped their second straight match to fall back to .500 at 3-3 overall.

Williamson, last year's Little East Conference and ECAC Division III New England Rookie of the Year, posted 19 kills in 39 attacks and dug up 16 balls for her double-double. Williamson had eight kills in the first set, and swung for four more in the second set. After Husson closed to within five points, 19-14, in the third set, Williamson sparked a 6-0 run with three consecutive kills, and a solo block, to close out the match.

Sophomores Mo Raymond (Sanbornton, N.H.) and Robbi Termentozzi (Grand Junction, Colo.), and junior Karina Zellou (Marshfield, Maine) combined for 20 kills to complement Williamson. Raymond had eight kills while Termentozzi and Zellou each had six kills.

Junior Megan Nilson (Granby, Conn.) and rookie Nicole Schmitz (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) each had 17 assists as the Huskies posted a .288 attack percentage (44-12-111) in the match. Nilson also had 12 digs to collect a double-double. Senior Demi Ruder (Grand Junction, Colo.) led all players with 17 digs.

Juniors Lindsay Chapman (Gorham, Maine) and Kristen Atwood (Cumberland, Maine/Greely) led the Eagles offense with four kills apiece. Sophomores Nia Arranaga (San Jose, Calif.) and Marissa Johnson (Russell, N.Y./Edward Knox) had 10 assists apiece, and Chapman led the Eagles with 10 digs.

Southern Maine is off until Saturday (11:00 a.m.) when Framingham State University and Newbury College visit the Hill Gymnasium for a tri-match. Husson will travel to Northampton, Mass., this Friday and Saturday to take part in the Smith College Invitational.


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Volleyball - 2015: Maine Maritime Academy

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:34 am

Mariners Top Rams
UNITY, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy volleyball topped Unity College on Thursday night, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-12) in non-conference action.

The Mariners combined for an impressive .440 hitting percentage as a team, and were led by reigning North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week, Tess Clark (Spring, Texas) who recorded 13 kills for a .571 hitting percentage, six digs and three service aces.

Gillian O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) had nine kills for a .300 hitting percentage and six digs, while Jessica Menges (Old Forge, N.Y.) added five kills, two digs and two assists. Coronado Hickman (Houston, Texas) chipped in with three kills and two digs, and freshman Melissa Spaulding (Fairbanks, Alaska) recorded 26 assists and four digs.

The Mariners improve to 2-3 on the season and will travel to Eastern Nazarene College this Saturday, September 12th, to take on both the Lions and Salem State University in non-conference matchups.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:52 am

Endicott, Springfield top Bates as volleyball season opens

BEVERLY, Mass. -- The Bates College volleyball team opened the 2015 season Friday with a pair of losses against two of the best teams in New England, falling 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-22) to Endicott College, then dropping a 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-19) decision to Springfield. The matches, part of the two-day MIT Invitational, were played at Endicott College's MacDonald Gymnasium.

Bates (0-2) will play two more matches on Saturday at MIT, taking on the host Engineers at 11am, followed by Cabrini at 1pm.

Bates' attack percentage rose in each set of the Endicott match, peaking in the tight third set, where the Bobcats hit at a .154 rate. Junior Nicole Peraica (East Northport, N.Y.) scored a team-best eight kills with two blocks, followed by junior Chandler McGrath (Seal Beach, Calif.) with seven kills and sophomore Lisa Slivken (New York, N.Y.) with adding six kills.

Junior setter Hannah Tardie (Orange, Calif.) notched a double-double with 13 assists and 13 digs in the match, while sophomore setter Jacqueline Forney (Bloomington, Ind.) added 10 assists. Senior Laryssa Schepel (Flemington, N.J.) totaled a match-high 14 digs.

Tori McIntyre led Endicott (6-0) with a match-high 10 kills, Hayley Knapp posted nine kills and three blocks, and Alleigh Vandemerkt passed out 21 assists.

In the Springfield match, Bates' offense continued its momentum, attacking at a .280 rate in the first set and .333 in the second set, but Springfield (6-1) was still too much, committing just one error in the first set and attacking at a .410 rate for the match. Lauren Holt led the Pride with 12 kills and Marnae Mawdsley dished out 23 assists.

For Bates, McGrath totaled nine kills with two blocks, with Peraica and Slivken adding seven and six kills, respectively. Schepel had 12 digs while Forney passed out a team-high 15 assists, with Tardie adding 10. Senior Mary Deneen (Windsor, Conn.) tallied two solo blocks.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:54 am

Bowdoin Splits Matches on Opening Day at MIT Invitational

BEVERLY, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team split a pair of matches on its first day at the MIT Invitational. The Polar Bears dropped a 3-0 decision to Springfield before rebounding in a 3-2 win over Endicott.

The Polar Bears move to 2-1 on the season with the split while Springfield moves to 5-1 and Endicott falls for the first time this season and drops to 6-1.

Springfield Match

Against Springfield, the Polar Bears fell by game scores of 25-23, 25-19, 25-16.
Bowdoin attacked at a higher percentage than Springfield over the first two games, but did not collect a single ace on the day while the Pride put home seven for the day.
Michelle Albright led Bowdoin with 12 kills and 13 digs. Christy Jewett had 11 and right to go with three blocks.
First-year Sydney Salle had four blocks
Quincy Leech totaled 19 assists and 10 digs for the Polar Bears.
Endicott Match

In an amazingly close match, none of the five games were decided by more than four points - including two-point differentials in games two, three and five. (21-25, 29-27, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13).
In the decisive fifth game, Endicott took a slim 10-9 lead, but Bowdoin got two consecutive points out of a timeout to regain the lead.
The teams were tied at 13 apiece before consecutive kill from Salle and Jewett put the game on ice.
Jewett had 21 kills and 17 digs while Albright and Erika Sklaver added 12 apiece.
Katie Doherty was outstanding, racking up 36 digs - four shy of her school record - in the win.
Leech had 56 assists - seven shy of the school mark.
Up Next

The Polar Bears will continue play at the MIT Invitational in Cambridge on Saturday. Bowdoin will face two more difficult regional opponents in Babson (1:00 p.m.) and MIT (3:00 p.m.)

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:29 pm

MIT Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following a 3-1 outing the MIT women's volleyball team finished second at its own MIT Invitational on Saturday. The Engineers (8-1) fell to the University of Scranton (25-23, 25-23, 28-26) in the opener but bounced back to defeat Edgewood College (25-16, 30-28, 25-17), Bates College (26-24, 25-12, 22-25, 25-9), and Bowdoin College (25-17, 28-26, 25-13). Junior Megan Gebhard (Howell, Mich.) and sophomore Lisette Tellez (Miami, Fla.) represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.

On Friday, Gebhard posted a match-high 14 kills against Scranton as senior Meryl Gibbs (Bellaire, Texas) recorded eight kills and a .538 hitting performance. Tellez notched 11 digs and two blocks while junior Tori Wuthrich (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.) totaled 12 digs and two aces. Junior Jennie Glerum (Redmond, Wash.) earned six aces and five digs, followed by three aces from sophomore Clare Farley (La Jolla, Calif.). Freshman Fiona Tanuwidjaja (Renton, Wash.) produced 25 assists and two aces as classmate Christina Liao (Warren, N.J.) added seven assists.

In the nightcap with Edgewood, Gebhard racked up 19 kills and two blocks while Tellez compiled 16 digs, seven kills, two aces, and two blocks. Gibbs generated seven digs, six kills, and two blocks as sophomore Alli Davanzo (St. Johns, Fla.) bolstered the front row with eight kills and two blocks. Wuthrich and Glerum both posted three aces while collecting 13 and 10 digs, respectively. Freshman Carly Silvernale (Bellevue, Wash.) chipped in eight digs as Tanuwidjaja finished with 39 assists and two aces.

Gebhard kicked off Saturday with another 19-kill, two-block outing versus Bates. Tellez amassed 20 digs, nine kills, and three blocks as Davanzo generated 11 kills, a .417 hitting effort, two aces, and two blocks. Gibbs recorded nine kills, a .615 hitting percentage, and two blocks while Silvernale totaled 20 digs and two aces. Farley collected 10 digs as Tanuwidjaja registered 38 assists, nine digs, and two aces. Freshman Kerrie Greene (Alpharetta, Ga.) contributed nine assists and three aces to MIT's victory.

In the finale with Bowdoin, Gebhard led all players with 17 kills to go along with a .469 hitting performance. Tellez totaled nine kills and nine digs while Davanzo produced seven kills, a .417 hitting performance, four blocks, and three aces. Wuthrich had a match-high 16 digs as Farley picked up seven digs and three aces. Tanuwidjaja rounded out the squad with 33 assists, five aces, and two blocks.

Next up MIT will be its NEWMAC opener on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at WPI.

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