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Volleyball beats USM in three sets

GORHAM, Maine – Paige Hanssen finished with 16 kills and Natalie Simonton added 10 kills for the Colby College volleyball team in a 3-0 victory University of Southern Maine on Saturday.

The Mules (6-13 overall) also fell 3-1 to Western Connecticut State in an earlier match at USM.

USM match highlights

·         The Mules won by set scores of 25-23, 25-21, 25-23.

·         HTanssen finished with 16 kills, six defensive digs, and four service aces. Anita Kirschenbaum and Elizabeth Middlebrook each had five kills. Molly Manuel dished 32 assists and Erin Maidman finished with 19 digs.

Western Connecticut match highlights

·         Hanssen had 17 kills and two aces in Western Connecticut’s 22-25, 25-19, 25-11, 25-18 victory.

·         Middlebrook had nine kills, 13 digs, and two aces. Manuel added 29 assists and Simone Sears and Kirschenbaum both had five kills.