College Volleyball - 2015:

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:09 am

Seahawks slip by Nor'easters in straight sets

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Salve Regina University used a balanced attack to narrowly get past the University of New England, 3-0, in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's volleyball action Saturday afternoon (Oct. 24) at the Rodgers Recreation Center. Set scores were 28-26, 25-23, and 25-21.

The Seahawks (11-14, 5-2 CCC) received between 10 and seven kills from five different players, led by Mackenzie Donald. Samantha Higgins added nine winners and Emily Lipinski recorded eight. Kat Mendes also had eight kills, and pulled up a match-best 19 digs. Sydney Puffer had seven kills and Samantha Salwa set up 38 assists.

For the Nor'easters (6-13, 3-4 CCC), Grayson Szczepaniak posted nine kills and a combined 20 more came from Courtney Lambrese, Emily Rumery, and Erika Sawicki. Lambrese also had eight digs and Sawicki was part of three blocks. Brooke Gibbons guided the attack with 25 assists, and Brittany Morrison headed up the defensive effort with 14 digs.

UNE is scheduled to visit Bates College on Tuesday (6:30 p.m.) in a non-league match.

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:16 am

Southern Maine Falls to Western Connecticut, Defeats Mount Holyoke

DANBURY, Conn. -- The University of Southern Maine women's volleyball team split a tri-match Saturday falling to host Western Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference match 3-1 (19-25, 15-25, 25-18, 20-25) before knocking off Mount Holyoke College 3-1 (17-25, 25-21, 33-31, 25-16) in a non-conference match at Feldman Arena.

The win over MHC snapped a five-match losing streak for the Huskies, and improved their overall record to 11-17 (1-4 in LEC). Western Connecticut came back in the final match to defeat Mount Holyoke 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17). The Colonials have won four straight and now stand at 19-10 overall (4-2 in LEC). Mount Holyoke falls to 7-14 overall with the two losses.

USM sophomore outside hitter Jess Williamson (Goffstown, N.H.) posted a double-double in each match and in the process became USM's all-time career leader for kills. Williamson had 25 kills and 17 digs in the match against Western Connecticut. Her 25 kills equaled the school single-match record (4-set match) set by Amanda Starkey on September 10, 2003, and her 60 attacks broke her own record set last fall.

Against Mount Holyoke, the 5-foot-7 outside hitter had 15 kills and 12 digs to record her 15th double-double of the season. Williamson closed out the match with her record-setting 893rd career kill to surpass the previous record of 892 set by Sarah Kittrick (1996-99).

Match One

Western Connecticut won the opening two sets to take the lead before USM captured the third forcing a fourth set. USM battled valiantly rallying to within one point on three occasions (last at 18-17) before Western was able to close out the match.

In addition to Williamson's double-double, rookie Nicole Schmitz (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) had her second double-double of the season with 11 digs and 10 assists. Junior Megan Nilson (Granby, Conn.) dished out 30 assists, and senior libero Demi Ruder (Clifton, Colo./Grand Junction Central) had 19 digs.

Two Western Connecticut players - junior Karissa Smith (Bristol, Conn./Bristol Eastern) and sophomore Brittany Steele (Massapequa, N.Y./Holy Trinity) - posted double-doubles. Smith had 17 kills and 16 digs, and Steele added 13 kills and 12 digs. Junior Danielle Kaminsky (Southington, Conn.) was a dig shy of a double-double with 46 assists and nine digs. Junior Jacqueline Kanuk (New Fairfield, Conn.) swung for 15 kills, and classmate Cady Cordes (Fallon, Nev./Churchill County) had a team-high 18 digs.

Match Two

Against Mount Holyoke, the Huskies fell behind early in the first set before rallying to get back within two (16-14). However, Mount Holyoke regrouped following a timeout for a 9-3 run to take a 1-0 lead. USM used a 6-1 run in the second set to go up 18-11, then held off a Mount Holyoke comeback bid.

The critical third set was a marathon. USM had six set points chances before finally winning the set to take a 2-1 lead. The Huskies pulled away in the decisive fourth set. Williamson tied Kittrick's career kills record early in the set, and broke the record slamming home the winning point.

Schmitz had another strong match passing out 12 assists, swinging for eight kills and serving up three aces. Nilson added 24 assists and eight digs while Ruder had a team-high 17 digs.

Senior Emma Sweeting (Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) led Mount Holyoke with 12 kills and 12 digs. Rookie Jamesa Allen (Orlando, Fla./Lake Nona) contributed 10 kills and five total blocks, and classmate Sarah Caggiano (Leonardtown, Md.) had nine kills and 12 digs. Junior Natalie Lyon (Oakton, Va./Flint Hill School) posted a double-double passing out 39 assists and digging up 13 balls.

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Southern Maine heads into the final week of the regular season facing two critical Little East Conference matches. USM hosts Plymouth State University on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) and Rhode Island College on Saturday (1:00 p.m.). Western Connecticut is at home on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) hosting a non-conference match with Westfield State University. Mount Holyoke is on the road on Tuesday (7:00 p.m.) facing NEWMAC rival Smith College.

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:15 am

O'Neal Named NAC Player of the Week; Clark Named NAC Rookie of the Week

CASTINE, Maine -- For the fifth time this season, volleyball's Gillian O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) has been named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week, while teammate Tess Clark (Spring, Texas) has also been named the NAC Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season.

O'Neal helped lead Maine Maritime to a 4-0 week, as the Mariners earned their 11th-straight NAC Semifinal appearance by clinching the No. 2 seed in the upcoming tournament. The junior tallied a .440 hitting percentage, including a .588 hitting percent in conference play. In four matches she posted 45 kills, 22 digs, eight assists, five service aces, and two blocks. In a doubleheader win over Maine-Presque Isle, the outside hitter combined for 22 kills, 11 digs, three aces, and one block. In a 3-0 win over Lyndon, the junior tallied 11 kills, nine digs, eight assists, one block, and one ace. To finish the week, she hit .625 with 12 kills, two digs, and one ace in a 3-0 win over Johnson Sate.

Rookie of the Week - Tess Clark
In an impressive 4-0 week for the Mariners, Clark hit .508, with 39 kills, 21 digs, 13 aces, four assists, and three blocks. In a pair of 3-0 non-conference wins over Maine-Presque Isle, she combined for 16 kills, 10 digs, eight aces, three blocks, and two assists. On Saturday against two conference opponents, Lyndon State and Johnson State, she hit .633, with 23 kills, 11 digs, five aces, and two assists.

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:31 am

Naughton, Schepel pace volleyball to 3-0 win over Nor'easters

LEWISTON, Maine -- First-year middle hitter Claire Naughton had a career-high 16 kills with no attack errors and senior libero Laryssa Schepel had 11 service aces, leading the Bates College volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-18) non-conference victory over the University of New England Tuesday night in Alumni Gym.

Bates (9-13) won its second straight match and raised its home record to 5-2. The Bobcats will host Bowdoin on Saturday at noon in their final NESCAC match of the regular season, followed the same day by a 4pm match against Husson.

The Nor'easters dipped to 6-14 with their fourth straight loss. They will host St. Joseph's College of Maine in a non-conference match on Thursday at 6:30pm.

Naughton was the only Bobcat with more than five kills in the match, and her attack percentage was her best this season as well, at .516. Jacqueline Forney had her second double-double of the season with team highs of 17 assists and 13 digs.

For UNE, Courtney Lambrese notched 11 kills against three errors (.242). Brittany Morrison had a team-best 15 digs and Brooke Gibbons passed out a match-high 18 assists.

Bates established big early leads in each set, powered each time by effective serving. Forney opened the match with nine serves in a row as Bates established an 8-0 lead in the first set. Schepel had five aces during a 9-0 Bates run early in the second set. The third set began with an ace by Forney, and three aces in a row by Schepel gave the Bobcats a 9-3 lead.

UNE came back from a 17-7 deficit in the first set to close within four points at 22-18, highlighted by Brittany Morrison's kill on a free ball that traveled from behind UNE's baseline, through the rafters and landed just inside Bates' back line to make it 19-14. Naughton finished off the set with three kills in a row.

UNE posed little resistance in the middle set, falling behind 11-2 and 19-5 before a late 4-0 run, fueled by two aces by Emily Rumery, closed it to 23-11. Bates' Reilly Murphy's kill ended Rumery's service, and Schepel made it a 2-0 match with another ace.

UNE rebounded with its best set in the third frame, attacking at a .300 percentage against Bates' .393. Lambrese had four kills in the set and Szczepaniak added three, while Gibbons posted eight assists. But Naughton came on strong for Bates with eight kills in the set on 11 attempts, for a sparkling .727 attack percentage, while Forney posted seven assists and five digs in the clinching frame.

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:39 am

Volleyball has most wins in a season since 2005

CASTINE, Maine — The Colby College volleyball team has the most victories in a season since 2005 after the Mules earned their 14th win in a 3-0 victory at Maine Maritime Academy on Tuesday night.

Colby was 37-4 and went to the NCAA Division III Tournament final eight in 2005. The Mules also won the New England Region title and the New England Small College Athletic Conference tourney. Colby has won 13 matches on three occasions since the banner 2005 season.
The Mules (14-10 overall) won by set scores of 25-17, 25-20, 27-25. Maine Maritime fell to 16-10 overall.
Karolina Serhan had five kills, hit .312, and also led in blocks with five. Kim Donaldson had four kills, no attack errors, and hit .364. Erin Maidman led the way with 12 defensive digs, while Emily Moslener finished with 12 assists and 10 digs. Alexa Busser tied Serhan for the team lead in kills with five and added two blocks, Elizabeth Noyes had nine digs and two service aces to go with four kills, and Molly Manuel added eight assists.
Gillian O’Neal led Maine Maritime with seven kills and 15 digs. Alex McClure finished with six kills and seven digs, while Tess Clark had five kills and a team-high 14 digs.
Colby closes out the regular season with a NESCAC match with rival Bowdoin College at home Friday at 7 p.m. The Mules have already clinched a league playoff spot. Colby seniors Sarah Arvidson, Donaldson, and Natalie Roy will be honored before the match.

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:52 am

Mules Defeat Mariners on Senior Night

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's volleyball fell to non-conference opponent Colby College on Tuesday evening 3-0, inside of Smith Gymnasium.

Despite holding an early lead, the Mariners fell in the first set 25-17. In the second set, the Mariners used four-straight aces from Gillian O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) to tie things up at 8-8 but the Mules came away with the 25-20 victory.

The third set was a back-and-forth battle, the Mariners used a three-point run highlighted by an Alex McClure (Iron Station, N.C.) kill to take a 22-19 lead, forcing the Mules to call a timeout. Colby answered back following their timeout, scoring four-straight points to hold a slight 23-22 edge. Colby's Elizabeth Noyes served an ace to put the game at match point, 26-25, and the Mules took the 3-0 victory.

Melissa Spaulding (Fairbanks, Alaska) recorded a double-double with a match-high 21 assists, and 10 digs, while adding a pair of kills and a block. O'Neal led all players with 15 kills and seven digs while adding four aces, Tess Clark (Spring, Texas) added 14 digs, five kills and a block, and Jessica Menges (Old Forge, N.Y.) tallied 12 digs and two kills.

Emily Moslener tallied a team-high 12 assists and 10 digs to grab a double-double for Colby, while Erin Maidman led Colby with 12 digs, and Noyes led the Mules with a pair of aces.

Maine Maritime falls to 16-11 on the year, while Colby improves to 14-10 overall. The Mariners travel to Saint Joseph's this Saturday to take on the Monks and Simmons College in non-conference action starting at 1:00 pm.

Prior to the game the Mariners honored their seniors, Coronado Hickman (Houston, Texas), Molly Marcotte (Woonsocket, R.I.), Jessica Menges, and Cindy Schultz (Bingham, Maine).

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:56 am

Naughton powers Bobcats over Nor'easters, 3-0

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LEWISTON, Maine -- Claire Naughton put down 16 kills with a hitting percentage of .516 as Bates College registered a 3-0 victory over the University of New England in women's volleyball action Tuesday evening (Oct. 27) at Alumni Gymnasium. Set scores were 25-18, 25-11, and 25-18.

The Bobcats (9-13) also got 11 of their 19 service aces from Laryssa Schepel. Jacqueline Forney had 17 assists and 13 digs.

For the Nor'easters (6-14), Courtney Lambrese recorded 11 kills and Brooke Gibbons had 18 assists. Brittany Morrison kept play going with 15 digs.

UNE returns to the court on Thursday (6:30 p.m.) at home against Saint Joseph's College.


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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:01 am

Plymouth State Comes Back to Beat Southern Maine 3-2

Huskies Face Rhode Island College on Saturday

GORHAM, Maine -- The Plymouth State University Panthers came all the way back from a two-set deficit to defeat the University of Southern Maine Huskies 3-2 (18-25, 17-25, 25-13, 25-19, 15-7) in a Little East Conference women's volleyball match Tuesday evening at the Warren Hill Gymnasium.

The win was the fifth straight for the Panthers, and clinched a spot in the LEC postseason tournament that begins next week. The Panthers improved to 20-6 overall and 3-3 in the conference. The Huskies slipped to 11-18 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

Junior Dani Tabor (Olympia, Wash./Capital) led a balanced Plymouth State attack up front with 15 kills. Junior Kayla Wyland (Melrose, Mass.) added 14 kills, and sophomore Claire Sporer (Medford, Ore./South Medford) and junior Brianna Wojtas (Salem, N.H.) had 11 kills apiece. Senior setter Kirsten Perrotta [Hudson, N.H./Notre Dame (Mass)] posted a double-double passing out 48 assists and digging up 10 balls. Sporer had a team-high 14 digs to also register a double-double.

For USM, sophomore outside hitter Jess Williamson (Goffstown, N.H.) led all players with 18 kills. Classmate Mo Raymond (Sanbornton, N.H.) added 11 kills. Junior Megan Nilson (Granby, Conn.) had a double-double with 24 assists and 15 digs. Rookie Nicole Schmitz (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) passed out 18 kills and had five kills. Senior libero Demi Ruder (Clifton, Colo./Grand Junction Central) had 14 digs.

Playing some of their best volleyball of the season, the Huskies took the first two sets with Raymond knocking down seven kills and Williamson collecting six. Across the net, the Panthers were struggling to get their offense on track hitting for a .106 percentage (23-16-66).

Sparked by rookie Alisha Flanagan (Milton, N.H./Nute), the Panthers rolled out to a big early lead in the third set en route to resounding win. The fourth set was nip and tuck with Flanagan providing three straight service aces at one point to swing the momentum to the visitors, and force the fifth and deciding set.

A PSU surge snapped a 4-4 tie and the Panthers went on to close out the set, and the match. Sporer, Wojtas and Wyland were key combining for 27 kills over the final three sets.

The Panthers finished the match hitting for a .290 percentage (62-22-138). The Huskies had a .197 percentage (46-18-142).

Southern Maine returns to the Hill Gymnasium on Saturday (1:00 p.m.) to host LEC foe Rhode Island College. Plymouth State will host a tri-match on Saturday (12:00 p.m.) facing LEC rival Eastern Connecticut State University and non-conference foe Colby-Sawyer College.


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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:28 am

Monks Storm Past Nor'easters, 3-0

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Felicia Wachowiak (Milton, N.H.) accounted for 19.5 points largely behind 14 kills and five solo blocks to lead Saint Joseph's College to a 3-0 women's volleyball decision over the University of New England on Thursday evening (Oct. 29) at the Harold Alfond Forum. Set scores were 25-18, 25-23, and 25-14.

The Monks, who recorded a similar result against the Nor'easters two weeks ago, improve to 24-5 for the second-most victories in a SJC season on-record (27 in 1995). UNE slips to 6-15 on the year.

Victoria Huntley (Ellsworth, Maine) added 10 winners and 14 digs for Saint Joseph's, and Mariah Hebert (Biddeford, Maine) set-up the attack with 28 assists. Abbie McPhee (Epping, N.H.) and Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) combined for 27 digs in defensive roles.

Big Blue received a team-high nine kills from Emily Rumery (Wolfeboro, N.H.), with eight more from both Courtney Lambrese (Cranston, R.I.) and Grayson Szczepaniak (Lakewood, Ohio). Lambrese also had 11 digs, supporting the match-best defensive effort by Brittany Morrison (Rosemount, Minn.), who dug up 17. Kristen Falcinelli (Silver Spring, Md.) totaled 25 assists as well as 10 digs.

The Monks used a 7-0 spurt in the opening frame to gain the lead for good (13-6), though UNE notched five in-a-row to get back within two. Wachowiak registered her third block of the set as well as a kill in a stretch of four points that pushed the advantage to 18-12 on the way an edge on the scoreboard.

Eight ties highlighted the second stanza, with SJC establishing a lead of as many as four on a pair of instances (10-6, 18-14). Rumery put down two kills to keep the Nor'easters close, and Lambrese, who tallied all of her kills in the set, added three more down the stretch only to have Jordynne Copp (Cumberland, Maine) end it for the visitors. Wachowiak posted seven of her own kills in the session.

The third was never in question for the Monks, who jumped out to a 9-1 cushion. UNE could only get back as close as five (12-7).

Saint Joseph's returns home to face Simmons College and Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday. The Nor'easters (3-4 CCC) wrap up the regular-season that same day (1 p.m.), entertaining Roger Williams University (7-0 CCC).

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Re: Volleyball - 2015:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:47 am

Women's Volleyball Pulls Away To Sweep Colby For Second Time This Season

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's volleyball team swept Colby for the second time this season, this time in the conference match, 3-0 on Friday evening at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears, ranked fourth in New England, improve to 18-4 (8-1 NESCAC) and can clinch the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with a win at Bates on Saturday.

How It Happened

Bowdoin proved resilient, trailing at some point in all three sets but holding the Mules at bay to win by scores of 27-25, 25-22, 25-19
Tied at 25-25 in the first, Bowdoin won the final two points to take the win
Bowdoin trailed Colby 22-21 in the second, but rallied to win the final four points
The Polar Bears used a seven-point run to take command in the third set en route to the clincher
Erika Sklaver had 12 kills to lead Bowdoin and added two blocks
Christy Jewett had nine kills and 16 digs
Quincy Leech dished out 40 assists in the win
Katie Doherty had 15 digs while Lisa Sheldon added 14
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The Polar Bears will play two matches in Lewiston on Saturday, including their final conference match of the season against Bates (12:00 p.m.) before rounding out the regular season against Husson (2:00 p.m.) at Alumni Gymnasium in Lewiston
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