PAXTON, Ma. – After a brief slip up Saturday evening, the Southern Vermont College Women's Volleyball team was back to its winning ways Tuesday night. The Mountaineers traveled to Anna Maria College where they won in three sets 25-16, 25-11, and 25-17. SVC improved its record to 6-1 in the early goings while Anna Maria dropped to 0-2.
The Mountaineers were led by Alicia Manzo who had nine kills while only committing one error on 15 attempts. Manzo hit for a remarkable .533 hitting percentage, while also leading the Mountaineers with eight service aces. NECC Player of the Week, Danielle Healis had seven kills in the match on 17 attempts. Roxy Domines had 20 assists for SVC, while Vivian Delgado picked up 10 digs.
"It was nice to have Lefty (Manzo) back tonight," mentioned Head Coach Josh Stokes. Manzo was not able to play in the Mountaineers only defeat against Hamilton on Sunday. "She brought consistency to our offense. Her hitting and serving ability seems to get better every time she steps on the court. "
The Am Cats only mustered up 14 kills, including one in the final set, against the stingy SVC defense. However, Nichole Robbie connected for seven kills, while Sandy Acosta recorded five. Anna Maria setter Alicia Bonneau assisted on 10 of the 14 kills. The match was the fourth time this season the Mountaineers have allowed less than 20 kills in a match.
"Our blocking lineup has got bigger from a year ago, but with our defensive lineup there are so many combinations that I can put out there. It's tough to beat our defense when we have two consistent libero's in Joanna (Hogue) and Vivian (Delgado)," said Stokes about his team's defense.
SVC returns to action Wednesday night when they host Green Mountain at 7:00PM in the Mountaineer Athletic Center.