Women's Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Wheaton, Salve Regina in Day One of Ocean State Classic

Women's Volleyball Falls 3-0 to Wheaton, Salve Regina in Day One of Ocean State Classic

NEWPORT, R.I. – In the first day of the Ocean State Classic Friday night, the Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team lost by 3-0 tallies to Wheaton College and then Salve Regina University at Rodgers Recreation Center.

Salve Regina hosted Friday evening's matches with day two of the Classic set to be played at neighboring Roger Williams University.

Wheaton 3, Southern Vermont 0
The Lyons knocked off SVC with set scores of 25-9, 27-25, and 25-12 in the first match of the night.

Mountaineer senior Jessica Delgado (Los Angeles, California) led the team with nine kills and 15 digs in the effort. Classmate Alexandra Sinicropi (Fultonville, New York) and junior Sheilani Kaleopa (Riverside, California) followed with 11 and 10 digs, respectively, while Kaleopa assisted on 14 of the 16 SVC kills.

Wheaton junior Deirdre Wilson (Aptos, California) led all players with 12 kills in the match, and sophomore Olivia Wilson (Alameda, California) recorded a contest-best 16 digs. WC played with a balanced offense, seeing five players tally at least five assists each.

Salve Regina 3, Southern Vermont 0
The hosting Seahawks defeated the Mountaineers in straight games 25-8, 25-23, and 25-9.

SVC sophomore Katie Cerulo (Natick, Massachusetts) had a match-high seven kills in the contest while Delgado again led the team in digs, popping up eight against Salve Regina. Kaleopa, Sinicropi, and sophomore Brin Goldman (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) added six digs apiece, and Kaleopa totaled 12 assists in the nightcap.

The Seahawks had a multitude of players getting in on the scoring action, the team kill-high being just six by freshman Samantha Higgins (Coventry, Rhode Island). Senior Taylor Violet (Tiverton, Rhode Island) assisted on 17 of the 34 Salve Regina kills, and senior libero Dianna Tauro (Melrose, Massachusetts) notched a match-best 12 digs.

Southern Vermont (1-2) concludes its stay in the Ocean State Saturday with a lone 9 a.m. match at Roger Williams versus the hosting Hawks.

Wheaton (4-4) is set to play two matches at Roger Williams Saturday, starting with a 9 a.m. contest against Colby-Sawyer College and then finishing its participation in the Classic with an 11 a.m. match versus RWU. The Lyons lost 3-0 to SRU earlier in the evening. Salve Regina (5-3) pops over to Bristol, R.I. for an 11 a.m. tilt against Colby-Sawyer on Saturday to wrap up its weekend.