CASTINE, Maine – The Castleton University volleyball team lost to Husson, 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-17), and to Maine Maritime, 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-16), Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference action at Smith Gym.
Facing the Eagles first, Castleton was led by Kimberly Jackson with three kills along with three digs, while Maria Jackson finished with two kills, three assists, and a team-high eight digs. Three other Spartans collected six digs apiece.
Husson (13-9, 3-0 NAC) received 10 kills on 16 attempts from Lindsay Chapman, good enough for a .625 hitting percentage, plus she earned two solo blocks. Riley Mooers ran a solid offense, finishing with 19 assists, while Hanna Hembrow contributed five kills, six assists, three service aces, and 10 defensive digs.
Against the Mariners, Shannon Manchester led the Spartans with four kills in seven attempts for a .571 hitting percentage as well as three total blocks. Kimberly Jackson collected three kills and three digs, Maria Jackson dished out seven assists to go along with two kills, and three different Castleton players earned five digs apiece.
Maine Maritime (15-9, 4-0 NAC) was led by Alexa Cacacie with 10 kills and just one attack error in 13 attempts for a .692 hitting percentage. Sydney Adams finished with 28 assists, three kills, five service aces, and five digs, while Jessica D'Auria finished with six kills along with a team-high eight digs.
Castleton (5-13, 1-4 NAC) faces SUNY Cobleskill for the third time this season in the Spartans' final home match of 2017 Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook Gym. It has been designated as the annual Dig Pink match to raise awareness about breast cancer, plus it will be Senior Night, with the ceremony scheduled to take place shortly before first serve.