Mountaineer Sports Report (Week Ending 3/4/13)

Mountaineer Sports Report (Week Ending 3/4/13)



Home Games at a Glance

Tues. 2/26/13 – Men’s Volleyball vs. Endicott College* (6 p.m.)
Fri. 3/1/13 – Men’s Volleyball vs. Newbury College* (4 p.m.)


*Denotes New England Collegiate Conference game

Last Week’s Results:

2/18/13 – Men’s Volleyball @ Lesley University*, W 3-0

2/23/13 – Men’s Volleyball @ Daniel Webster College*, L 3-0

                                                          (@ Daniel Webster College Tri-match)

2/23/13 – Men’s Volleyball vs. Springfield College, L 3-0

                                                          (@ Daniel Webster College Tri-match)


*Denotes New England Collegiate Conference game

This Week’s Schedule:

Men’s Volleyball

Tuesday, Feb. 26th – home vs. Endicott College* (6 p.m.)

                                                          Rescheduled from 2/24

Friday, Mar. 1st – home vs. Newbury College* (4 p.m.)

Saturday, Mar. 2nd – @ Endicott College* (1 p.m.)


*Denotes New England Collegiate Conference game

Weekly Summary:

•        Men’s volleyball was 1-2 last week with a conference win at Lesley University and two three-set losses to Daniel Webster College and Springfield College on Saturday at DWC. In the 3-0 victory over the Lynx, SVC junior outside hitter Anthony Barahona (Eagle Rock, Calif.) led all players with 13 kills and only committed two hitting errors on 23 attempts for a .478 hitting percentage. Sophomore setter Herson Canta (Los Angeles, Calif.) helped immensely by serving for the first 13 points of the second set. Barahona again led the team with 10 kills in the loss to Daniel Webster, and he followed that with a team-high nine kills to go along with three aces and four digs against defending national champions and top-ranked Springfield College. Canta recorded 18 and 16 assists on Saturday, respectively.

Other Athletics News:

•        Men’s basketball senior captain Taeshon Johnson (Charlotte, N.C.) was named to the All-New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) First Team after another impressive season in which he averaged a conference-best 22.0 points per league contest, the second-consecutive year leading the league. Johnson averaged 22.2 points and 8.3 rebounds overall on the season. He finished with 534 points, an exact mirror of his total from a year ago; those performances rank fifth on the SVC all-time single-season points list. The 6’4” guard finished his career with 1,467 points, third-best in SVC history; he reached that mark in only three years. Despite never having a season that cracked the school’s top five list for rebounds, he grabbed 584 career boards, fourth-best for a Mountaineer. All three of Johnson’s seasons saw him record a free throw percentage that ranks in the top five in SVC history with his career percentage of 74.0 leading any other player to wear the Mountaineer uniform. Johnson was also named to the All-NECC First Team last year after being placed on the All-NECC Second Team his first year at SVC in 2010-11.

•        Women’s basketball freshman captain Amber Flagg (Windsor, Conn.) has been named the NECC Rookie of the Year as well as being placed on the All-NECC Second Team; it is the first time in program history that an SVC player has been selected as a conference rookie of the year. The freshman guard ranked in the top 10 of the conference in several categories including scoring (17.6 ppg), steals (2.7 spg), made free throws, made field goals and made three-point field goals. She finished the season with 430 points, just 17 off the mark for most in school history. Flagg’s 79.5 percent shooting from the free throw line was the best ever for a Mountaineer with at least 100 attempts in a season. She was honored as the Conference Rookie of the Week four times throughout the season.


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