Women’s volleyball falls to Gordon and Simmons on day two at Colby Invite
WATERVILLE, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington women's volleyball team closed out day two action at the Colby College Invitational with a pair of 3-0 losses to Gordon College and Simmons College.
Gordon posted the 3-0 win by set scores of 25-15, 25-14, and 25-14, while Simmons took the match with set scores of 25-16, 25-12, and 25-22.
Sophomore libero Marina Tello (San Antonio, Texas) paced UMaine-Farmington (1-3) offensively with three kills in the loss to Gordon, to go with her four service aces and 29 digs. Three other players – junior middle Jen Vadnais (Arundel, Maine/Biddeford), junior outside hitter Jennifer Tupper (Lamoine, Maine/Ellsworth), and sophomore outside hitter Jordan Hohman (Naples, Maine/Lake Region) each contributed two kills to the UMF cause.
Freshman Julie Christie (Lamoine, Maine/Mount Desert Island) recorded a pair of block solos, while Vadnais and Amber Allen (Windham, Maine/Windham) had one apiece. Senior setter Whitney Walls (Bar Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island) logged 10 assists.
Versus Simmons, Vadnais and junior middle Nicole Osborne (Calais, Maine/Calais) each charted four kills, while Hohman and Christie finished with three each. Christie also served up three aces, while both Hohman and Vadnais had two block assists.
Tello turned up 34 digs on Simmons, while Walls finished with 12 assists.
Walls was the lone UMF selection to the Colby Invitational All-Tournament Team. She was joined by Colby's Kim Donaldson and Natalie Roy, Maine Maritime's Melissa Lail, Simmons' Rachel Dufault, and Gordon's Lauren Kranyak. The tournament MVP was Raeann Nesta from Simmons College.
UMaine-Farmington returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when it hosts the University of Southern Maine in an afternoon match. Match time at Dearborn Gym will be 4:00 p.m.