BENNINGTON, Vt. –For the first time since 2009, the Becker College volleyball team defeated Southern Vermont College with set scores of 25-21, 28-26, and 25-17.
The Mountaineers were led by a career performance from senior Alexandra Sinicropi (Fultonville, New York) who tallied a match-best 14 kills; her previous high had been eight, a mark she set back on September 21 in a five-set contest. Sinicropi recorded only four attack errors on 31 swings for a night-best .323 hitting percentage among players who had at least 10 attempts. She added 12 digs and four service aces in the effort.
Senior Jessica Delgado (Los Angeles, California) was right behind on the Southern Vermont side with 13 kills and nine digs while junior Sheilani Kaleopa (Riverside, California) had match-highs of 16 digs and 31 assists. Senior Marykay Pruckno (Rome, New York) chipped in with nine digs, and sophomore Brin Goldman (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) tallied five kills and eight digs on the night.
Becker sophomore Marissa Turner (Coventry, Rhode Island) and junior Samantha Caouette (Montague, Massachusetts) each had a team-best eight kills while adding 13 and eight digs, respectively. Turner's dig mark was a side-high, and she added three block assists and three service aces to her line. Freshman Kristi Hadzewycz (Daytona Beach, Florida) notched seven kills, seven digs, and five service aces in the win while freshman setter Charlene Landry (Gorham, Maine) facilitated the offense, assisting on 17 of the 26 Hawk kills to go with her seven digs.
SVC racked up 35 total kills compared to 26 from the Becker side, but BC was able to limit its hitting errors to just 14 while the Mountaineers finished with 23. The Hawks owned a slight 55-53 dig advantage and also served up 12 aces to Southern Vermont's eight.
Becker takes a 6-4 all-time series advantage, avenging a 3-0 blanking from the Mountaineers last year.
Southern Vermont (5-12, 1-3 NECC) is off until Saturday's 1:00 p.m. conference match at Mitchell College while Becker (7-17, 3-1 NECC) has a break before resuming the league schedule next Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. home contest against Regis College.