Volleyball Finishes Regular Season with Saturday Sweep

Volleyball Finishes Regular Season with Saturday Sweep

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy volleyball defeated UMaine-Presque Isle 3-0 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action and claimed a 3-2 win over UMaine-Fort Kent in non-conference action inside of Newman Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Mariners improve to 22-3 overall and conclude the NAC regular season with an unblemished 6-0 record, going unbeaten in regular season conference play over the last 29 matches. Maine Maritime has secured the top seed in the upcoming NAC Championship Tournament and will await the release of the official tournament schedule following the conclusion of NAC matches tomorrow (Sunday, November 3).

Maine Maritime Academy 3 – UMaine-Presque Isle 0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-18)

Alexa Cacacie (Manahawkin, N.J.) led the Mariners with match-high 10 kills, hitting .500 percent, and also added three blocks and two aces, while Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) led all players with 19 digs, and added three assists, and a kill and Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied a match-best 25 assists, to go with five kills, three aces and two blocks.

Taylor Miller and Miranda Washinawatok led the Owls with three kills each, Ashlon Stroub contributed a team-high eight digs and Madison Exferd led the team with six assists.

Maine Maritime Academy 3 - UMaine-Fort Kent 2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-27, 15-13)

Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.) led the Mariners with a double-double of 16 kills and 13 digs, to go with three aces, while Cacacie and Jessica D'Auria (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) contributed 12 kills each. Cacacie added six aces, four digs, two blocks and an assist, while D'Auria added eight digs and an ace. Briana Mays (Bradenton, Fla.) chipped in with 10 kills, two digs, a block and an assist, Perez tallied a match-best 24 digs to go with four assists and Avery O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) added 14 digs, three assists, two kills and an ace. Adams led all players with 43 assists, and also recorded five kills, five digs, and three blocks.

Heather Harness led the Bengals with 15 kills, eight digs, an ace and a block, Kaylee Neher contributed a team-high 16 digs to go with eight aces, and three kills, while Rachel Nance added 15 digs, eight kills, and two aces and Beatriz Garrido led the team with 12 assists.