POULTNEY, VT – The Owls Volleyball team (9-13) would end up taking three wins on the weekend. UMPI would sweep the host team Green Mountain on Friday night, before sweeping Johnson State and beating SUNY Delhi by a score of 3-1 on Saturday.
UMPI def. Green Mountain 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-13)
The opening set would be tied at 14 before the Owls would make a run to open up a 6-point lead, vaulting them to an opening set win. The momentum would carry over to the second as they started strong and would jump out to an 8-1 lead in the early going. Another run late would allow UMPI to cruise to a win in the second set. The third set would follow the same pattern, an early run would get the Owls a comfortable lead, and they would finish strong to earn the sweep.
Miranda Washinawatok (FR, Shawano, WI) would lead the Owls offense, tallying ten kills while adding six digs. Maddi Thweatt (FR, Middleton, ID) collected seven kills to go with her six digs. Ashlon Stroub (FR, Bakerfield, CA) would help shore up the Owls defensively, recording 11 digs. Brittney Harper (FR, East Mountain, NS) would set up the offense with 23 assists.
UMPI def. Johnson St. 3-0 (25-8, 25-4, 25-7)
The Owls would put together a .319 hitting percentage and spread out their offense as seven different players would record kills. UMPI would record 30 service aces in the match, and build a big lead in all three sets.
Thweatt would pace the offense with five kills. Harper would tally 16 assists, while Taylor Johnson (FR, Eagle, ID) would end the match with 12 service aces.
UMPI def. SUNY Delhi 3-1 (25-10, 15-25, 25-12, 25-15)
Mistakes would cost SUNY Delhi as they would end the match with 27 attack errors and a negative attack percentage. The Owls would end up with 42 kills and 84 digs. Four consecutive service aces from SUNY Delhi would give them enough momentum to win the second set, but UMPI would regroup to finish off the match.
Washinawatok finished with a double-double, knocking down ten kills and collecting 14 digs. Thweatt and Johnson would each finish with nine kills, while Johnson would be credited with 14 digs, and Thweatt with 13. Harper would end the match with 30 assists.
The Owls return to action on Wednesday at Maine Maritime. That match is scheduled for 5:30 pm.