Monks Split Home Tri-Match

Monks Split Home Tri-Match

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (4-10, 2-3 GNAC) split a tri-match with Emmanuel College (7-5, 4-0 GNAC) and Husson University (1-11) at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday. The Monks opened with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-12) loss to the Saints and salvaged a split with a 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-18, 25-21) triumph over the Eagles.

In the middle match, Emmanuel blanked Husson with 25-15, 25-14, and 25-15 set victories.


The Monks trailed 22-15 late in the first set and mounted a 5-1 rally to jump back into contention, but the Saints recovered to take the 1-0 lead. In the second set, Emmanuel jumped out to an 8-0 lead and stayed on top by at least six points en route to a 25-15 win and 2-0 advantage. The Saints closed out the victory with the help of a .429 attack percentage – on 12 kills and three errors in 21 attempts – to claim the 25-21 win and three-set triumph.



  • Junior Marissa Cataldo (Melrose, Mass.) registered nine kills and eight digs
  • Senior Carly Church (Higganum, Conn.) contributed three kills, 24 assists, and seven digs
  • Senior Mary Shelow (Miami, Fla.) chipped in with eight kills and four service aces
  • Senior Katharine Journeay (Hampton, N.H.) recorded a match-high 20 digs


The Monks managed to bring a three-match losing streak to an end with a convincing four-set win over Husson. Six different SJC players notched at least four kills as the Monks rebounded from a sluggish first match with their highest attack percentage (.182) in two weeks and third best rate overall this season.

The four-set match featured 27 tie scores and 14 lead changes.


  • Bickford posted a match-high 16 kills with three aces and seven digs
  • Senior Sarah Dyer (Seabrook, N.H.) had an impressive match with seven kills, 27 assists, and nine digs
  • Sophomore Madison Provencher (Rochester, N.H.) added 30 digs
  • Freshman Olivia Kent (Ellington, Conn.) tallied eight kills, five service aces, and eight digs


  • Sophomore Kayli Doten (Calais, Maine) paced the Eagles with 10 kills
  • Junior Hanna Hembrow (Milford, N.H.) produced three aces, 28 assists and 16 digs
  • Freshman Caelyn Shell (Scarborough, Maine) contributed eight kills


Saint Joseph's will host Sage College tomorrow at 2:00 PM.




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Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit