Saints come up short at Husson Invite

The Fighting Saints went winless at the Husson Invitational on Saturday, falling to the University of Maine - Presque Isle and Husson University. With six new players on the eight-person squad, the Saints are still working on developing a rhythm.  Saturday's season-opening doubleheader helped, regardless of the record, in that players were able to learn each other's game tendencies and how to best play together.

In each team's first match-up of the tournament, the University of Maine - Presque Isle's women's volleyball team defeated the College of St. Joseph 3-0 (25-9, 25-6, 25-10). The Saints were overpowered in service aces (20-3) and kills (32-18), but just edged in assists (22-17) and digs (24-18). Ryann Agnew led the Saints with 12 kills and 5 digs, and Jordan Mixon recorded a team-leading 6 assists.

Husson University claimed one of its four 3-0 wins this weekend over the College of St. Joseph (25-11, 25-11, 25-11). The Eagles outpaced the Saints in kills (27-8), assists (26-8) and service aces (23-3).  Agnew was responsible for each of the Saints' service aces (3) and also led the team in kills (4). Ashley Vasas was the team-leader in assists (3) and Kali Drum led in digs (6).

The Saints (0-2) travel to Paul Smith's College on Saturday, Sept. 9 for a match versus the University of Maine - Machias (1-3) at 2 p.m.