The University of Maine at Fort Kent women’s volleyball opens with three wins

BEAVER COUNTY, Pennsylvania — The University of Maine at Fort Kent women’s volleyball team opened up their season The weekend of Sept. 1 on a high note, winning three out of their first four matches.

Unfortunately, the Bengals came up short in Saturday night’s championship game, losing to Florida National College in four sets. Prior to Saturday evening’s hiccup, the Bengals started off hot with wins over Carlow University (25-23, 24-26, 23-25, 25-19, 17-15), Johnson and Wales University (20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16) and Penn State Greater Allegheny (20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16).

Transfer student, and a new addition to the Bengals this season, Rachel Nance, led the way for the team accumulating 19 kills in the four matches. Senior Haley West also played well for the Bengals tallying up 58 assists at the setter position.

First year head coach and UMFK alum Selina Castro said, “I’m happy, but not satisfied with our start to the season. I’m very proud of the way the team came together and played this weekend considering the long travel and a lot of new players.”

The Bengals will take on the Husson University Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 8.

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