September 3, 2011

Women’s Volleyball splits on Day 2 of Hamilton Tournament

HAMILTON, NY- The Southern Vermont College Women's Volleyball team started Saturday morning right where they left off Friday evening; winning. The Mountaineers handled their business quickly against SUNY Plattsburgh winning 3-0. In the nightcap however, the sixth match in three days caught up to SVC. After pulling ahead 2-1 in games against Hamilton College the Mountaineers fell 25-21 and 15-7 to lose its first match of the year.

Against Plattsburgh, Southern Vermont was led by Jessica Alvarez and Danielle Healis. The duo combined for 26 kills on 60 attempts while only committing five errors. Mountaineers setters, Hershey Canta and Roxy Domines had 21 and 15 assists respectively. Joanna Hogue led SVC with 13 digs and Vivian Delgado had 10.

Southern Vermont hit for a .232 percentage after hitting .051 in the first set. In set two and three the Mountaineers combined for four errors with a hitting percentage of .361 and .393.

In the second match of the day, Southern Vermont plagued themselves with errors. The Mountaineers combined for 56 errors in the match. However there were bright spots as All Tournament team member Healis had 15 kills and Alvarez smacked 16 kills. The main highlight for SVC in match two was the defense as five players had double digit digs. Hogue led the team with 17,  Alvarez had 16, Canta finished with 15, Delgado and Domines each picked up 10. Canta also finished the match with 29 assists, and Delgado had nine service aces.

Southern Vermont will look to regain its winning ways on Tuesday when they travel to Anna Maria.  The Mountaineers will be back in action Wednesday night at the Mountaineer Athletic Center, when they host Green Mountain College at 7:00PM. The game will also be streamed on the SVC Athletics Ustream Channel.