Women's volleyball falls to UMPI, UNE

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington women's volleyball team host the University of Maine at Presque Isle and University of New England in non-conference action today at Dearborn Gymnasium.

The Beavers fell to UMPI 3-2 (25-11, 25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 15-7) and UNE 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-8). The Nor'Easters topped UMPI 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-13).

UMPI 3, Farmington 2

After rallying from a 2-0 hole, the Beavers came back to even the match before losing in the deciding game to UMPI.

Megan Korhonen (Littleton, Maine) notched 11 kills, 10 assists, eight service aces and 14 digs -- all team highs -- for the Owls, while Karen Creighton (Sussex, New Brunswick) added 11 kills and Allison MacDonald (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) and Victoria Rowe (Houlton, Maine) each had 13 digs.

Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) turned in a standout performance for the Beavers with 16 kills, 15 digs and four service aces, while Emily Beebe (Bristol, R.I.) pitched in 13 kills and 10 digs, Katie Allen (Bucksport, Maine) amassed 34 assists and Whitney Walls (Bar Harbor, Maine) recorded a match-high 17 digs.

UNE 3, UMPI 0

Paige Curran (Chelmsford, Mass.) scored 12 kills and a .375 hitting percentage (12-3-24) as the Nor'Easters rolled to the straight-set win.

Following Curran, Lindsey Cashell (Merrimack, N.H.) and Kristen Edwards (Laconia, N.H.) each had seven kills and Maria Kuehl (Middleton, N.H.) doled out 28 assists.

MacDonald and Amanda Moore (Seattle, Wash.) each collected three kills as the Owls struggled on the attack (-.174 hitting percentage). Creighton led all players with nine digs.

UNE 3, Farmington 0

Curran registered nine kills to pace a balanced attack as UNE cruised to another straight-set victory against the Beavers.

Kuehl dished out 16 assists in the win, while the Nor'Easters collected 14 service aces in the match.

Beebe and Bridget Flaherty (Plymouth, Mass.) each scored four kills as the Beavers also had woes on the attack (-.116 hitting percentage) against UNE. Jen Vadnais (Arundel, Maine) came up with a team-high eight digs.