Gators fall in home opener to SVC

Gators fall in home opener to SVC

Albany, NY– The Sage Colleges' men's volleyball hosted the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College in the team's 2015 home opener. SVC triumphed 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-19) and improve to 6-1 on the season, while Sage drops to 2-5.

For the Gators, sophomore co-captain Chris MacArthur (Hillsdale, NY/Taconic Hills) tallied seven kills with a dig and a block assist, while rookie outside hitter, Bailey Cecchi (Agawam, MA/Agawam) connected for five kills with seven digs and two solo blocks. Freshman middle hitter Ryan Guyton (Lockport, NY/Lockport) added two kills with six digs and three block assists. Rookie Casey Fitzpatrick (Haverhill, MA/Haverhill) racked up three digs with an ace and a pair of blocks. Freshman setter Tyler Bastos (Ludlow, MA/Ludlow) finished with 15 setting assists, while adding six digs. Senior co-captain Thaddeus Sipe (Loudonville, NY/Hawthorne Valley) added two kills with three digs in the action.

For the Mountaineers, senior outside Keven Walley (Pico Rovera, CA) tallied eight kills with a .434 attack percentage and added two digs. Senior Scott Fitzgerald (Queensbury, NY/Queensbury) and rookie outside Stewart Ramirez (Los Angeles, CA) 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, CA) had 26 setting assists with three kills and three digs.

Sage returns to action on February 14 hosting a Skyline Conference tri-match in Kahl Gym. Sage will face New Jersey City University at 11 a.m. and the College of Mt. St. Vincent at 3 p.m.