Monks Sweep Home-Opening Tri-Match

Monks Sweep Home-Opening Tri-Match

STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College (2-11, 1-1 GNAC) won both ends of a split tri-match at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday. The Monks opened with a 3-2 victory over GNAC-rival Colby-Sawyer College (7-9, 1-1 GNAC) and capped the day with a 3-1 triumph over Husson University (4-11). Husson defeated Colby-Sawyer by a 3-0 margin in the middle match.

For the Monks, the two-game set marked the team's 2019 home debut.

SAINT JOSEPH'S 3, COLBY-SAWYER 2 (25-14, 24-26, 25-18, 23-25, 16-14)

The Monks battled through 19 tie scores and 10 lead changes and boasted a season-high 18 service aces to register their first win of the 2019 campaign.


  • Junior Erin Olson (Stoughton, Mass.) posted a .357 attack percentage with 12 kills on 28 attempts with six total blocks
  • Sophomore Olivia Kent (Ellington, Conn.) tallied nine kills, seven aces, and eight digs
  • Sophomore Sarah Quinn (Dover, N.H.) added 12 kills, three aces, 10 digs, and five total blocks
  • Sophomore Nicole Baron (Derry, N.H.) registered a .400 attack rate with seven kills in 15 bids with three aces
  • Freshman Hanna Holden (Stoughton, Mass.) notched 34 assists, 14 digs, four kills, and three aces
  • Senior Kelsey Bickford (Somersworth, N.H.) added eight kills
  • Junior Madison Provencher (Rochester, N.H.) chipped in with 17 digs


  • Rebecca Straubel delivered a match-high 15 kills with three aces and nine digs
  • Naarah Cox contributed 11 kills and nine digs
  • Anna Allen dealt 39 assists with 15 digs
  • Morgan Flynn posted 24 digs

SAINT JOSEPH'S 3, HUSSON 1 (23-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-23)

The Eagles kicked off the finale with a 25-23 triumph, but the Monks responded with three hotly-contested victories to notch their second-consecutive win. St. Joe's tallied season-high totals in kills (53) and assists in the conquest.


  • Olson recorded a career-high 15 kills with a .323 attack rate
  • Holden notched an impressive triple-double with 10 kills, 32 assists, and 13 digs
  • Bickford netted 10 kills and seven digs
  • Provencher contributed 21 digs and five assists
  • Quinn added six kills, five assists, three digs, and five total blocks


  • Cheyenne Young led the Eagles with eight kills and added seven digs
  • Hanna Hembrow posted 33 assists and 11 digs
  • Amber Lemay and Adrienne Beatty added 10 digs apiece


Saint Joseph's will host UMaine-Fort Kent tomorrow in a non-conference match slated to begin at 12:00 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at