Mountaineers Fall, Lesley Gets First “W”

Story courtesy of Joseph Frey, Southern Vermont College Sports Information Director

BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team came up short against New England Collegiate Conference foe the Lesley University Lynx losing 3-1 (31-29, 22-30, 24-30, 15-30) Saturday night in the Field House. Junior middle hitter Zach Almeida-Beers led the Lynx with 17 kills and 22 digs. Sophomore middle hitter Sean Moore led SVC with 12 kills.

The loss drops the Mountaineers to 1-5 overall (1-4 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association, 0-2 NECC. The win gives Lesley a 1-2 overall record (1-2 NECVA, 1-1 NECC)

Serve receive was stellar from both squads as there were only 10 aces on the night. Sophomore outside hitter Matt Schwab had a well rounded night with five kills, two aces, a block, and a team-high 13 digs for the Mountaineers. Senior Ryan Heron added 12 digs and junior Jullian Amaral chipped in six kills and eight digs for SVC. Captain setter Neel Patel led Southern Vermont with 20 assists.

Junior setter Stephen Siragusa had a career night with 44 assists for Lesley. Senior middle hitter Mike Jack hit .370, on the night, notching 14 kills. He also added 11 digs and two blocks. Senior Jay Mohr also had 11 digs and two blocks in only two sets to round out the Lynx night.

Southern Vermont is back in action Saturday, February 6th, when it hosts NECC foe Elms College at 7:00 p.m. in the Field House. Lesley is back in action February 1st when it travels to Johnson & Wales University for a 7:30 p.m. match of non-conference play.