Volleyball Splits Season Opener; Graves Nets First Win
CASTINE, Maine – Paced by Sarah Hawkes' (Pownal, Maine/Freeport) 22 kills, St. Joseph's swept a Saturday volleyball tri-match with in-state opponents Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy. The Monks (2-0) handed a 3-0 sweep to the Huskies (0-2) before ending the Mariners' home winning streak at 41-macthes. Maine Maritime defeated Southern Maine 3-1 in the opener, marking the first victory for the Mariners' new head coach, Penny Graves.
Hawkes put up points on 22 of her 46 swings on the unblemished afternoon to go with six aces, a pair of blocks and 15 digs. She put up 12 kills in the 3-1 win over Maine Maritme. Felicia Wachowiak (Milton, N.H./Nute) and Erica Russi (Debary, Fla./Deltona) each posted 10 kills in the tri-meet. Russi posted seven aces, while Wachowiak posted five blocks.
The Mariners' Melissa Lail (Elizabeth, Colo./Elizabeth) led all players with 26 kills on the day. She served up seven aces and recorded six blocks. Ariel Kinights (Brookton, Maine/Woodland) posted a dozen kills and 10 aces on Saturday, while Jennifer Dixon (Woodstock, Md./Marriotts Ridge) posted 50 assists.
Madalyn Terry (Kennebunkport, Maine / Kennebunkport) led the Huskies with 15 kills and 21 digs, while Demi Ruder (Clifton, Colo. / Central) recorded seven aces and 36 digs. Bridget Burns (Warrenville,Ill. / Wheaton-Warrenville South) offered 33 assists to the Huskies' cause.
Maine Maritime returns to action next weekend at the Colby Invitational. St. Joseph's returns home next weekend to host its own invitational, while Southern Maine travels to Daniel Webster on Wednesday.
Maine Maritime def. Southern Me. 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-9
Southern Me. (0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Madalyn Terry 8-3-0; Kelsey Abramson 8-4-0; Annie Mitchell 4-0-0; Abby Boissonneault 1-0-0; Demi Ruder 1-5-0; Emily Chipman 1-0-0; Eryn Neptune 0-1-0; Sarah McClain 0-1-0; Bridget Burns 0-3-0; Totals 23-17-0.0. (Assists) - Bridget Burns 17. (Dig leaders) - Annie Mitchell 13; Demi Ruder 13; Madalyn Terry 12; Bridget Burns 11.
Maine Maritime (1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Melissa Lail 14-1-4; ArielKnights 6-9-1; Betsy Trenckmann 4-1-0; Sydeny Robertson 3-5-1; Molly Marcotte 1-2-0; Jess Menges 1-3-0; Jennifer Dixon 0-0-2; Samantha Tumolo 0-2-0; Totals 29-23-4.5. (Assists) - Jennifer Dixon 23. (Dig leaders) - Samantha Tumolo 9; Ariel Knights 9; Jess Menges 9.
St. Joseph's (Me.) def. Southern Me. 25-14,25-17,25-16
Southern Me. (0-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Madalyn Terry 7-0-0; Kelsey Abramson 4-0-1; Demi Ruder 2-2-0; Annie Mitchell 2-3-0; Abby Boissonneault 1-0-0; Eryn Neptune 0-1-0; Bridget Burns 0-1-0; Totals 16-7-1.0. (Assists) - Bridget Burns 16. (Dig leaders) - Demi Ruder 23; Annie Mitchell 10; Madalyn Terry 9
St. Joseph's (Me.) (1-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sarah Hawkes 10-6-0; Erica Russi 5-3-0; Kaela Murphy 5-0-0; Alli Hollander 4-2-1; Felicia Wachowiak 2-0-0; Kiah Begley 2-2-0; Holly Bannister 2-0-2; Sam Wright 0-1-0; Totals 30-14-2.0. (Assists) - Kiah Begley 21. (Dig leaders) - Alli Hollander 13; Erica Russi 9; Sam Wright 8.
St. Joseph's (Me.) def. Maine Maritime 25-20,26-24,23-25,25-18
St. Joseph's (Me.) (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sarah Hawkes 12-0-2; Felicia Wachowiak 8-0-5; Holly Bannister 6-0-4; Erica Russi 5-4-1; Kaela Murphy 3-0-1; Alli Hollander 2-1-4; Kiah Begley 2-5-0; Sam Wright 0-4-0; Brooke Dyer 0-0-1; Abbie McPhee 0-3-0; Totals 38-17-13.0. (Assists) - Kiah Begley 31. (Dig leaders) - Erica Russi 19; Alli Hollander 14; Kiah Begley 11; Sam Wright 11; Abbie McPhee 9; Sarah Hawkes 8
Maine Maritime (1-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Melissa Lail 12-6-2; Ariel Knights 6-1-0; Betsy Trenckmann 6-1-0; Jess Menges 4-1-1; Sydeny Robertson 3-1-1; Jennifer Dixon 2-5-1; Totals 33-15-3.0. (Assists) - Jennifer Dixon 27. (Dig leaders) - Melissa Lail 13; Ariel Knights 13; Molly Marcotte 11; Jennifer Dixon 11.