Presque Isle, ME – Owls Volleyball hosted North Atlantic Conference opponent Husson University; the Eagles went on to win the single match 3-1. Despite each set having close scores with back and forth play, the Owls were not able to come away with the victory on their senior day. The Owls volleyball team in her commitment to the program recognized Miranda Washinawatok (Keshena, WI), finishing her career at UMPI with 555 kills, 598 digs, 48 blocks and 84 aces.
UMPI – 1 vs Husson – 3: 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16
How it Happened: The Eagles were able to take the first set just by a hair with a 25-22 win. The Owls bounced back with another close game, this time winning 25-23. The Eagles took control again in the third set with a 25-22 win and the fourth 25-16.
The Owls finished the first three sets with nine kills each, and seven kills in the fourth set. The Eagles had 15 kills in each of the sets they won, and 11 in the second set. The Owls team finished with 34 kills on 117 attempts, along with 13 service aces.
Key Performances: Alexis Engel (Burns, WY) was the difference maker on the Owls side, with an impressive day in the back row as a defensive specialist. She finished the game with 18 digs, leading the team not only in digs but also in kills. Finishing the game with 11 kills on 33 attempts, while adding three service aces. Hailey Kelly (Wells, ME) and Kaya Amoroso (Milo, ME) split the role as setter, while Kelly finished with 14 assists and Amoroso finished with a team high 16. Rachel Walker (Pelham, AL) had a complete game finishing with five kills on ten attempts, with no errors, while also earning three service aces, two assists and five digs. Washinawatok finished the game with five kills on 15 attempts.
The Owls still await the official results for the North Atlantic Conference playoffs. The Owls will play their final regular season game against the NAC number one seed, Maine Maritime Academy on Sunday 24 at 1 and 3 PM.