Owls Swept at SJC Invitational

Owls Swept at SJC Invitational

STANDISH, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Volleyball team (1-12) participated in the St. Joseph's College Autumn Invitational this weekend.  They were swept in three sets by St. Joseph's, Husson twice, and Fort Kent.

SJC def. UMPI 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-16)

Saint Joseph's rarely trailed in a sweep victory over Maine-Presque Isle as the hosts held sizeable advantages in kills (37-8), assists (33-7), and digs (40-25) and posted a .220 attack percentage in the tourney opener. Comparatively, the Owls recorded a negative .079 attack rate with more errors (13) than kills in the setback.

Sara Boise (FR, Baileyville, ME) led the Owls with three kills in the match.  Abby Jewett (SR, Bass Harbor, ME) finished with two kills and ten digs, while Cheyenne McMillen (FR, Bells, TX) added two kills, two assists, and four digs.

Husson def. UMPI 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-14)

The Eagles outpaced the Owls in kills (22-9), assists (20-7), and service aces (12-6) to earn the sweep and improve to 1-1 in invitational play. Both teams tallied the same amount of kills and errors while sporting a .000 attack rate in the court two nightcap.

McMillen contributed three kills and 18 digs for the Owls.  Esmeralda Galvan (FR, Bullhead City, AZ) led the team in digs with 15, while Jewett added three kills and 14 digs. 

UMFK def. UMPI 3-0 (25-10, 25-1, 25-14)

The Owls once again recorded a negative attack percentage as the Bengals dominated in three straight sets.  UMFK finished with an excellent .318 attack percentage and ten service aces.  The win improved Fort Kent's record to 3-0 in the tournament and advanced them to the championship match.

Jewett would record four kills and nine digs for the Owls.  McMillen would share the team lead in kills with four.  Hannah Williams (SO, Park Falls, NS) would add eight digs, while Laura Aroz (FR, Tuscon, AZ) would tally nine assists and seven digs.

Husson def. UMPI 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-14)

UMPI came up with their most efficient attack of the weekend in the first set, but still fell short.  The Eagles scuffled a bit in the second set, recording a negative attack percentage, but hung on and took control in the third set.  Husson would win the Consolation game of the tournament

Jewett would finish the final match with five kills and 20 digs.  Galvan would add 17 digs, while Williams would collect five kills and 11 digs.  Aroz would finish with 11 assists, and McMillen would add four kills and seven digs.

Abby Jewett was named to the SJC Invitational All-Tournament Team.

The Owls will host the University of Maine-Machias on Wednesday.  That match will start at 5:30.