CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team dropped both of its matches in the opening day of the MIT Scramble hosted by Mass. Institute of Technology Friday night, losing to Elmira College 3-0 and then Springfield College 3-0.
With the two losses, SVC drops to 8-19 overall on the season.
Elmira 3, SVC 0
Elmira took the match with set scores of 25-19, 25-22, and 25-19.
SVC sophomore Keven Walley (Pico Rivera, Calif.) led the team with seven kills while Anthony Contreras (Norwalk, Conn.) and Joey Dighton (Riverside, Calif.) each had six. Sophomore setter Herson Canta (Los Angeles, Calif.) had 21 assists, and sophomore Anthony Ayala (Pico Rivera, Calif.) had a team-high seven digs.
Mike Ellison '16 (Victor, NY -- Victor) led Elmira with nine kills, three service aces and four digs while hitting .500. Austin Sanderl '15 (Pittsford, NY -- Rush Henrietta) had a strong performance tallying eight kills and seven digs on a remarkable .667 hitting percentage. Meanwhile, Dylan Kuhn '16 (Fairport, NY -- Fairport) also hit .667 finishing with six kills. Johnson and Erik Griffin '16 (Victor, NY -- Victor) recorded five kills apiece. Tyler Smith '15 (North Syracuse, NY -- Pace Bootlegger) dished out 30 assists and Shade added nine digs.
Springfield 3, SVC 0
The Pride took the third meeting of the year with game scores of 25-11, 25-11, and 25-13.
Walley recorded five kills and only one error on 10 swings while also chipping in with three digs. Sophomore libero Florentino Escovedo (Fresno, Calif.) had a team-high five digs.
Southern Vermont continues the Scramble Saturday with an 11 a.m. match against the hosting Engineers and a 1 p.m. faceoff with Bard College.