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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 27, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Larissa Levine (Potomac, Md.) and Megan Conroy (San Francisco, Calif.) each had big days in their final collegiate home matches as the Colby College volleyball team took a 3-0 win over University of Southern Maine on Tuesday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
The Mules (8-16) won by set scores of 25-17, 25-9, 25-19. Southern Maine falls to 4-16 overall.
Levine, a senior middle blocker, came into the match with just eight service aces in her career. She got in a rhythm in the second set and won 15 straight points, including six aces. Levine finished the match with seven aces and added seven defensive digs.
Conroy also had a memorable final home match with nine kills and 11 digs. She reached 800 career digs and now has 372 kills and 803 digs.
The match was even more special for Conroy and Levine with each player having one parent in attendance. Conroy's father flew in from San Francisco, while Levine's mother came up from Washington D.C. for the mid-week game.
Emily Varni (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) added 12 assists, 11 digs, and two aces in two games. First-year setter Emily Ten Eyck (Minnetrista, Minn.) added 17 assists in two games, Mackie Sewall (Santa Barbara, Calif.) had nine kills, and Caitlin Burchill (Walpole, Mass.) finished with five kills and 13 digs.
Jordan Driscoll (Yarmouth, Maine) finished with 11 digs and four solo blocks for the Huskies. Danielle Netland (Cumberland, Maine) added 13 digs and seven kills, while Laurie Boulay (Biddeford, Maine) had 13 assists and four digs.
Colby will play at Husson University on Wednesday at 7 p.m.