WESTON, Mass. – Southern Vermont College lost 3-0 at Regis College Saturday morning in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's volleyball action, the first league contest of the 2014 season for both teams. Later in the day's tri-match, the Mountaineers also fell 3-0 to Worcester State University in non-league play.
Regis 3, Southern Vermont 0
The Pride swept SVC with straight set scores of 25-10, 25-22, and 25-8.
Mountaineer sophomore Brin Goldman (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) tallied four kills and two digs in the loss while senior Jessica Delgado (Los Angeles, California) led the team with 10 digs. Senior Alexandra Sinicropi (Fultonville, New York) followed with nine digs and two kills, and junior Sheilani Kaleopa (Riverside, California) added eight digs, six assists and a service ace.
Regis was led on the offensive side by freshman Gracie Molinari (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) who tallied 15 kills in the win. Freshman Nicole Connolly (San Mateo, California) and senior Sam Bliss (Framingham, Massachusetts) each tied the match-high of 11 digs and chipped in with six kills apiece. Freshman setter Tina Lathrop (Houston, Texas) assisted on 29 of the 37 Pride kills while adding nine digs and three kills to her line.
Worcester State 3, Southern Vermont 0
The Mountaineers were downed by the Lancers with game scores of 25-13, 25-17, and 25-13.
Delgado notched SVC-highs of nine kills and 13 digs while serving up two aces in the effort. Sinicropi added five kills, eight digs and two aces while Goldman tallied nine digs and four kills. Kaleopa registered 16 assists and eight digs against the Lancers.
WSU senior Alyssa Jasper (Rockland, Massachusetts) led all players with 13 kills to go with nine digs and two aces, and classmate Amanda Lewis (Poughkeepsie, New York) totaled 34 assists and six digs. Lancer junior Kaylee Leduc (Swansea, Massachusetts) recorded a match-best 14 digs in the win.
The Mountaineers (4-9, 0-1 NECC) and Regis (14-8, 1-0 NECC) are both back in NECC action Tuesday night with SVC visiting Elms College for a 7 p.m. match and the Pride traveling to Bay Path College for an 8 p.m. start. Worcester State (16-2) also plays next on Tuesday night, heading to Lasell College for a 7 p.m. non-conference tilt. The Lancers beat Regis 3-0 to conclude Saturday's tri-match.