NASHUA, N.H. – The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team lost 3-0 to both Rivier University and Colby College Saturday afternoon at Muldoon Gymnasium in a non-conference tri-match hosted by RU.
Rivier 3, Southern Vermont 0
Rivier Sophomore Dana Mott (Medway, Massachusetts) swung at a .375 clip and laced eight kills as the Raiders took the day's first match in straight sets by scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-6 over Southern Vermont.
Mountaineer senior Jessica Delgado (Los Angeles, California) was the offensive leader for the team as she had five kills. Senior Alexandra Sinicropi (Fultonville, New York) added four assists, and sophomore Brin Goldman (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) had eight digs to lead the team.
RU freshman Alex Trevains (Litchfield, New Hampshire) was outstanding along the net as she recorded a .667 hitting percentage with four kills. Sophomores Molly McCormack (Ballston Lake, New York) and Lauren Silverman (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) added five and four kills, respectively. Junior Emily O'Reilly (San Francisco, California) directed the offense with 25 assists, and junior Lyndsey Sweeney (Coventry, Rhode Island) provided defensive help with a team-high 12 digs.
Colby 3, Southern Vermont 0
The middle match of the day featured the Mules of Colby College against Southern Vermont, the first ever meeting between the two programs. Colby received a five-kill match from freshman Kate Wincek (Omaha, Nebraska) and a pair of four-kill efforts from junior Kim Donaldson (Colorado Springs, Colorado) and sophomore Alexa Busser (Dunstable, Massachusetts) on their way to a three-set win by scores of 25-14, 25-8 and 25-24.
Delgado was once again the leader for the Mountaineers as she had six of the team's seven kills. Sinicropi had five assists and nine digs, and freshman Danielle Simmons (Rensselaer, New York) recorded the match-high with 15 digs.
Rivier freshman Emily Moslener (Leonardtown, Maryland) had the contest-high with 18 assists while senior Megan Michie (Rhinebeck, New York) led the Mule defensive efforts with 14 digs. Junior Natalie Roy (Los Altos, California) also contributed 12 digs in the win. Moslener had a day from behind the line as she added 10 service aces to her line.
SVC (4-6) looks ahead to its 6 p.m. Tuesday tilt at State University of New York Institute of Technology in the final week leading up to the conference schedule starting next weekend. Rivier (12-5) next travels to Keene State College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. match while Colby (8-3) visits Husson University on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. start; the Raiders beat Colby 3-0 to conclude Saturday's action.