October 2, 2012

Lyndon drops two at UMF Tri-Match

FARMINGTON, Maine -- The University of Maine at Farmington and Colby-Sawyer College each collected a pair of victories at a North Atlantic Conference women's volleyball round robin at Dearborn Gymnasium today.

UMaine-Farmington (5-9, 2-1) dispatched Johnson State College 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-11) and Lyndon State College 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-10), while Colby-Sawyer (8-9, 3-0) charged past Johnson State 3-0 (25-2, 25-8, 25-9) and Lyndon 3-0 (25-9, 25-8,25-16).

UMF 3, Johnson State 0

Nicole Osborne (Calais, Maine) posted eight kills and Marina Tello (San Antonio, Texas) turned in seven aces and 18 digs as the Beavers opened the day's play with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-11) victory over the Badgers.

Led by Tello, UMF totaled 20 service aces in the match with five from Jennifer Tupper (Lamoine, Maine) and three from Whitney Walls (Bar Harbor, Maine). Walls also dished out 14 assists in the win.

Andrea Williams (Thorborn, Nova Scotia) led Johnson State with three kills, while Amanda McLean (Queens, N.Y.) had a team-best seven digs.

Colby-Sawyer 3, Lyndon 0

Jackie Keating (Marshfield, Mass.) scored nine kills as the Chargers defeated the Hornets 3-0 (25-9, 25-8,25-16).

The Chargers were powered by a .373 hitting percentage (38 kills-13 errors-67 attacks) and 24 service aces. Stephanie Vecchio (Shelter Island,N.Y.) notched seven kills and a team-high nine aces in the victory, while Laura Smolinski (Hebron, Conn.) handed out 31 assists.

A trio of Hornets each recorded a pair of kills, while Jessica Walsh (North Kingston, R.I.) led Lyndon in digs with four.

Colby-Sawyer 3, Johnson State 0

Colby-Sawyer completed its sweep of Saturday's NAC matches with a 3-0 (25-2,25-8,25-9) rout of Johnson State.

The Chargers were once again strong on the attack (.375 hitting percentage, 20-5-40) and service (33 aces). Kelsey McCulley (Southhampton,N.Y.) and Kelsey Sullivan (Laconia, N.H.) paced a balanced Colby-Sawyer attack with four kills each with Sarah Hannon (Pocasset, Mass.) providing a match-best nine aces. Courtney O'Hara (Mystic, Conn.) and Vecchio each recorded seven service aces for the Chargers.

Williams had a pair of finishes for Johnson State.

UMF 3, Lyndon 0

Tupper registered 10 kills as the Beavers finished off its Saturday competition with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-16,25-10) win over Lyndon.

Jen Vadnais (Arundel, Maine) pitched in with seven kills and six digs for UMF, while Tello led the team in digs with 14 and Walls dished out 21 assists.

Taylor Young (Lowell, Mass.) led the Hornets with five kills and Laura Drake (Hinsdale,Mass.) had 10 assists and 10 digs in the loss.