BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team continued its success against New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) opponents with a 3-0 win Saturday against Daniel Webster in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus.
The Mountaineers took the straight sets with games scores of 25-7, 25-15, 25-13.
SVC senior Jessica Alvarez (Los Angeles, Calif.) with 15 kills, while senior captain Danielle Healis (Escondido, Calif.) led all players with a .615 hitting percentage, racking up nine kills and only one error on 13 attempts.
Mountaineer senior libero Cindyline Sevilla (Los Angeles, Calif.) had a match-high 15 digs, while Alvarez pitched in another 13. Eagle sophomore libero Maggie Belli (Miami, Fla.) led Daniel Webster on the defensive end with 12 digs.
SVC head coach Josh Stokes saw his team continue to improve in aspects of its game, including the efficiency with which the Mountaineers attacked during their three NECC wins this week. "Our team's offensive consistency has finally caught up with our defensive consistency," said Stokes.
With senior captain Alicia Manzo (Clovis, Calif.) inactive for Saturday's game, freshman Sarah Graham (Moreno Valley, Calif.) was able to see more time on the court, accumulating seven kills on 14 attempts; she also added two digs and an assist. "With 'Lefty' out," said Stokes, "it's good to see a young freshman step in to [Manzo's] role and give us a great performance."
With the win, SVC moves to 3-0 in the NECC (15-1 overall), while DWC slides to 1-1 in the conference (8-6 overall).
The Mountaineers welcome Bay Path for a 7 p.m. NECC match on Wednesday, and the Eagles look to host Newbury at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.