Women's volleyball scores pair of NAC wins

FARMINGTON -- University of Maine at Farmington women's volleyball wrapped up the third seed in the North Atlantic Conference Tournament with a pair of NAC wins over Green Mountain College and Castleton State College today at Dearborn Gymnasium.

Farmington dispatched Green Mountain 3-1 (19-25, 25-13, 25-24, 25-18) and Castleton 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 25-21, 25-20). In the day's other match, Castleton edged Green Mountain 3-2 (25-14, 26-24, 26-24, 25-15, 15-4).

The Beavers (8-12, 4-2) are scheduled to host No. 6 Johnson State College in first-round action on Oct. 30, while No. 4 Castleton (7-11, 3-3) is slated to host No. 5 Green Mountain (7-16, 2-4)

Farmington 3, Green Mountain 1

Shannon Mitchell (Portsmouth, N.H.) powered the Beavers with a match-high 15 kills and seven digs as Farmington scored the win over the Eagles.

Jen Vadnais (Arundel, Maine) pitched in eight kills in the win, while Katie Allen (Bucksport, Maine) doled out 35 assists. Whitney Walls (Bar Harbor, Maine) tied Mitchell for the team lead in digs with seven.

Kara Egan (Breezy Point, N.Y.) led the Eaglels with nine kills, while Sarah Bills (Warrensburg, N.Y.) bagged a match-best of 15 digs

Farmington 3, Castleton 1

Farmington totaled 18 aces in taking a 3-1 victory over the Spartans.

Mitchell notched five aces for the Beavers, while Walls added four. Mitchell, again, paced Farmington's attack with 13 kills followed by Vadnais at nine.

Ashley Kepaa (North Attleboro, Mass.) notched match highs of 15 kills and 14 digs for Castleton, while Grace Schreiber (Cheshire, Conn.) and Chelsea Schlosser (Argyle, N.Y.) scored nine and eight kills, respectively.

Castleton 3, Green Mountain 2

The Spartans went error-free on attack (eight kills in 15 attempts) in the deciding set to post a win over Green Mountain.

Kepaa led Castleton with a match-best 15 kills to go along with eight digs, while Schreiber enjoyed a .500 hitting percentage (11-3-16) and Schlosser had nine kills and 10 digs.

Chanleigh Casey (Hartford, N.Y.) registered nine kills for the Eagles, while Egan had eight kills and the top dig total at 13.