POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College opened its back-to-back afternoon matches with a 3-0 victory over Johnson State College in non-conference volleyball action at the Eagle Dome on Saturday by scores of 25-8, 25-11 and 25-12.
Green Mountain (3-8) utilized a strong service game in the win with 19 aces and hit .146 collectively as a team. Johnson (0-13) struggled with service reception and was unable to get its offense going as a result.
Topping the hosts on offense was Estela Felix Almeida (South Gate, Calif.) who registered 10 kills while hitting .500 at the net. Sharena Armstrong (St. Thomas, V.I.) supplied four kills while Caroline Gay (West Palm Beach, Fla.) notched a pair. Bryanna Hopple (Shippensburg, Pa.) ran the offense with 16 assists and led the team in digs with four.
The Badgers received three kills from Jenna Murawski to lead the team while Kimberly Reville added two and topped the defense with seven digs. Sala Sarr managed to dig up four attacks while Elyssa Kornbrath led the team with two assists.
Despite being swept 3-0 by SUNY Delhi, Green Mountain College played some of its best volleyball of the season in its non-conference loss in Saturday afternoon's second match. The Eagles were beaten by scores of 25-11, 25-12, and 25-11.
The win propels the Broncos to 4-11 while the loss sends the Eagles to 3-9 on the season.
The Broncos were led by Regan Hubner who hit at a .333 clip putting down five kills and registered two solo blocks. Haylee Lefebvre and Kristen Maslanka each supplemented the offense with four kills with Maslanka joining teammate Madison Saleman with a team-high eight digs. Emma King steered the offense with 15 assists.
Felix Almeida led all Eagle hitters with eight kills while digging up six attacks. Wheeler and Armstrong each notched a pair of kills with Armstrong notching a trio of blocks and Wheeler leading all defensive players with 10 digs. Kali Bushey (Rouses Point, N.Y.) dug up eight attacks on defense while Hopple directed the offense with her 10 assists.
Green Mountain will host Castleton in its next matchup on Tuesday at 7 p.m.