Men’s Volleyball Downed 3-0 by Emmanuel, Johnson & Wales

davante smith serves the ball

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Southern Vermont College was topped 3-0 Saturday afternoon by both Johnson & Wales University and Emmanuel College in a men's volleyball tournament at JWU's Wildcat Center.

SVC (0-13) is now off until Wednesday, March 21 when the Mountaineers visit Newbury College for a 7 p.m. start and the second New England Collegiate Conference meeting of the year between the two.

Emmanuel 3 – Southern Vermont 0
Southern Vermont dropped its first match of the day by scores of 25-11, 25-11, and 25-8.

Mountaineer sophomore Te Hayward (Baltimore, Md.) had a team-best five kills while adding four digs as senior captain El Olivares (Miami, Fla.) had three kills and an SVC-high 11 digs. Junior Adrian Dickerson (Bristol, Vt.) notched six digs, and classmate Isaiah Backels (Derry, N.H.) chalked up five assists, four digs, and a pair of block assists.

Johnson & Wales 3 – Southern Vermont 0
The hosting Wildcats downed SVC to end the day in straight-set scores of 25-8, 25-15, and 25-8.

Hayward registered nine kills in the effort while adding a team-high seven digs, and Olivares added four kills and three digs. Backels popped up 11 assists for the Mountaineers.