STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's (12-0) remained undefeated with a 3-0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-22) victory over Daniel Webster College (2-9) in non-conference volleyball action at the Harold Alfond Center on Tuesday night. Junior outside hitter Victoria Huntley (Ellsworth, Maine) notched a double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs in the triumph.
The Monks would not trail in the first two sets as the hosts produced double-digit wins to claim a 2-0 cushion. The third set was tightly-contested however, as neither team led by more than three points until junior setter Mariah Hebert (Biddeford, Maine) delivered an ace to put her team up, 19-15 late in the final frame. The Eagles trailed 23-20 minutes later, but a Shadai Gosselin (Somersworth, N.H.) kill and a bad set by sophomore Courtney Warrington (Canton, Tex.) offset a Huntley attack error as the hosts rolled to their fifth-consecutive shutout victory.
For the Monks, senior middle blocker Felicia Wachowiak (Milton, Mass.) netted seven kills and three total blocks, Gosselin added four kills and 12 digs, Hebert produced 19 assists, two service aces and seven digs, and freshman libero Jennelle Thompson (Farmington, N.H.) chipped in a match-high 22 digs on the evening.
For the Eagles, sophomore middle blocker Hannah Koehler (Bedford, N.H.) registered four kills, junior outside hitter Madeline Roulier (Pittsfield, Mass.) tallied three kills and 12 digs, Warrington chimed in with 13 digs and three aces, and sophomore setter Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) contributed 10 assists and seven digs in the losing effort.
Saint Joseph's will host a tri-match this Saturday versus University of Saint Joseph (1:30 PM) and Maine-Fort Kent (5:30 PM). The Blue Jays and Bengals will face off in the sandwich match, which is slated to start at 3:30 PM. Daniel Webster travels to University of Saint Joseph for a 7:00 PM non-conference matchup on Thursday.
BEYOND THE BOX:
- With the win Saint Josephs' improves to 8-4 all-time against Daniel Webster, a team that defeated the Monks by a 3-2 score in Nashua last fall
- The team's 12-game win streak is the longest in the history of fall sports at Saint Joseph's College (women's soccer won 11 straight in 2007)
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.