ALBANY, N.Y. — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball continued its success in the 2015 season with a 3-0 win at The Sage Colleges Thursday night in non-conference action at Kahl Gymnasium.
The Mountaineers improve their record to 6-1 while Sage falls to 2-5 on the year.
SVC senior outside Keven Walley (Pico Rovera, California) tallied eight kills for the Mountaineers with a .434 attack percentage, and he added two digs in the win. Senior Scott Fitzgerald (Queensbury, New York) and rookie outside Stewart Ramirez (Los Angeles, California) both added seven kills while Fitzgerald had three digs. Ramirez picked up six digs with three total blocks as SVC had a .237 attack percentage in the action. Senior setter Herson Canta (Laqunitas, California) had 26 assists with three kills and three digs.
For the Gators, sophomore co-captain Chris MacArthur (Hillsdale, New York) tallied seven kills with a dig and a block assist, while rookie outside hitter Bailey Cecchi (Agawam, Massachusetts) connected for five kills with seven digs and two solo blocks. Freshman middle hitter Ryan Guyton (Lockport, New York) added two kills with six digs and three block assists. Rookie Casey Fitzpatrick (Haverhill, Massachusetts) racked up three digs with an ace and a pair of blocks. Freshman setter Tyler Bastos (Ludlow, Massachusetts) finished with 15 assists, adding six digs in the effort. Senior co-captain Thaddeus Sipe (Loudonville, New York) added two kills with three digs in the action.
Southern Vermont now gears up to start the New England Collegiate Conference schedule, visiting Regis College on Saturday for a tri-match; the Mountaineers will play the hosting Pride for the league contest at 11 a.m., and SVC then squares off with Emerson College for a 1 p.m. non-conference match. Sage hosts a Skyline Conference tri-match Saturday to open the Gator's league schedule, taking on New Jersey City University (11 a.m.) and the College of Mount Saint Vincent (3 p.m.) at Kahl Gym.