Trenckmann sets MMA volleyball record

first_imgMaine Maritime Academy senior Betsy Trenckmann celebrates aft er setting a single season record for assists during volleyball action last week against the University of Maine – Presque Isle. PHOTO COURTESY MAINE MARITIME ACADEMYCASTINE — In her final games of the regular volleyball season, Maine Maritime Academy senior Betsy Trenckmann set a single season record for assists with 774.In a doubleheader on Wednesday, Oct. 29, against the University of Maine – Presque Isle, Trenckmann garnered 23 in the first match and 26 in the second as the Lady Mariners notched a pair of 3-0 wins.The Lady Mariners finished the regular season with a record of 15-14 overall and 5-1 in the North Atlantic Conference.Second-seeded MMA will face the third-seeded Husson University Eagles in NAC semifinal action tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn their season finale against UMPI, the Lady Mariners won the first match with set scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-7.Gillian O’Neal led MMA with 12 kills, 11 digs and nine aces.Sydney Robertson, the team’s other senior, had eight kills and added four blocks to her record-breaking career.In the second match, it was MMA by set scores of 25-7, 25-21 and 25-19.Roberson led the way with 11 kills and two blocks, Samantha Ryan had 14 digs and O’Neal had nine digs, six kills and five aces.Men’s SoccerOn Friday in Bangor, the Mariner men fell to Husson Univesity 3-1 in an NAC soccer quarterfinal match, ending their season with a record of 8-8-1.Husson jumped in front in the 12th minute when a ball deflected off a Mariner defender and into the net.The Mariners knotted the score five minutes later when Tom Samson took a pass from David Clough and put the ball into the net.The teams remained tied for the rest of the first period, with MMA holding a 10-6 edge in shots.But the Eagles got what proved to be the game-winner at the 66th minute on a shot by Stephen Berenyi.Husson added an insurance goal in the 90th minute when Andy Stevick scored on a penalty kick.Goalkeepers Marshall Spear of MMA and Brian Potter of Husson each made made nine saves.Cross-countryMMA freshman Zachary Kinsman finished 13th overall, leading the Mariners to a fifth-place finish ast the NAC cross-country championships on Sunday at Castleton State College in Whittingham, Vt.Kinsman was the second NAC rookie across the finish line with his time of 27 minutes and 30 seconds.In the women’s championship, the Lady Mariners placed ninth with Caroline Martin the first MMA finisher, placing 50th among 87 runners with a time of 25:16.Both Mariner squads will be back in action on Saturday in the ECAC Championships at Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass.last_img

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