BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team fell to the visiting Daniel Webster College Eagles 3-0 Thursday night at the Mountaineer Athletic Center in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action.
The Eagles took the match with game scores of 25-18, 25-23, and 26-24.
Southern Vermont recorded 35 kills on the match while Daniel Webster totaled 40. DWC hit .322 for the night.
Mountaineer junior Anthony Barahona (Eagle Rock, Calif.) led the Mountaineers with 11 kills, only having three errors on 25 swings for a .320 hitting percentage. Sophomore Joey Dighton (Riverside, Calif.) followed with eight kills of his own. Sophomore setter Herson Canta (Los Angeles, Calif.) assisted on 31 of the 35 SVC kills while also recording seven digs. Barahona and sophomore libero Florentino Escovedo (Fresno, Calif.) had a team-high of eight digs apiece.
Eagle sophomore Joel Hendrix (Kane'ohe, Hawaii) led all players with 17 kills and only had three hitting errors on the 31 attack attempts for a .452 hitting percentage. Junior outside hitter Joe Waltz (E. Longmeadow, Mass.) added 13 kills on the night. Freshman setter Ariel Frias (Lawrence, Mass.) had a match-high 36 assists, and Hendrix and Waltz had match-highs of nine digs each. Frias and freshman middle blocker Jose Vargas (Lawrence, Mass.) each chipped in with two solo blocks on the defensive end.
The Mountaineers (6-13 overall, 3-5 NECC) are back in action at Newbury College March 28 in a match being made up from Tuesday the 19th. Daniel Webster (12-10 overall, 7-1 NECC) looks to its Wednesday 7 p.m. match when the Eagles host Regis College.