Volleyball upended by Castleton and Green Mountain in NAC matches

Volleyball upended by Castleton and Green Mountain in NAC matches

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The University of Maine at Farmington women's volleyball closed out its North Atlantic Conference slate on Saturday evening with a pair of losses. The Beavers dropped a 3-0 decision to Castleton State College, and fell to Green Mountain College, 3-2. Both matches were part of NAC round robin play hosted by Colby-Sawyer College.

Castleton 3, Maine-Farmington 0

The Spartans earned a 3-0 win over the Beavers by set scores of 25-18, 25-21, 25-23.

UMF was led by freshman Julia Christie (Lamoine, Maine/Mount Desert Island), who recorded eight kills and 10 digs. Junior Jen Vadnais (Arundel, Maine/Biddeford) added seven kills, nine digs, and three aces. Senior setter Whitney Walls (Bar Harbor, Maine/Mount Desert Island) had a match best 20 assists.

Castleton senior Nicole Valastro led the team with 16 digs and added eight kills. Junior Grace Schreiber contributed a team-high nine kills in the win. Freshman Shelby Smyth had three service aces and finished just a dig shy of a double-double with 10 assists and nine digs. Classmate Amanda Chambers added nine digs, and recorded six kills.

Green Mountain 3, Maine-Farmington 2 – 18-25, 10-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-12

After falling in the first two sets, Green Mountain back and won the next three for a 3-2 by set scores of 18-25, 10-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-12. The Eagles improve to 7-13 overall and 4-3 in NAC play, while the Beavers dip to 5-16 overall and 2-5 in the conference.

The Beavers were led by a 13-kill performance from junior Nicole Osborne (Calais, Maine/Calais), who hit a team high .320.  Vadnais recorded nine kills and nine digs. Christie added eight kills and team best 10 digs. Senior setter Walls had a match-high 28 assists. 

Junior Kara Egan led all players with 15 kills in the win. She added a match best 13 digs for the double-double and seven aces. Sophomore Madison Wage added seven kills and 10 digs, while freshman Megan Roy contributed six kills and 11 digs. Junior setter Jennifer Seredejko collected 26 assists and eight digs.

UMaine-Farmington wraps up the regular season at home on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:00 p.m. against Bates College.