Mountaineers win fourth straight



BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Southern Vermont College men’s volleyball team extended its winning streak to four with a 3-0 sweep over Sarah Lawrence College Thursday night at the Campbell Sports Center in non-conference action.

The Mountaineers took the match with set scores of 25-10, 25-18, and 25-7 to improve their season mark to 8-6. The Gryphons fall to 0-17 on the year with the loss.

SVC’s attacking was fairly tame for the first two game, recording hitting percentages of .120 and .207, respectively, before exploding with a .538 percentage in the third with the help of just two hitting errors. SLC, adversely, struggled on offense as the hosts totaled four kills and 12 hitting errors on 40 swings.

Southern Vermont junior Joey Dighton led the team with seven kills, posting just two hitting errors on 12 attempts for a .417 hitting percentage to go with three service aces and two block assists. Junior Florentino Escovedo followed with five kills, adding three aces and four digs to his line.

Senior setter Anthony Ayala led all players with 23 assists for the Mountaineers while junior Scott Fitzgerald had a match-best nine service aces, adding three kills on just four attempts. Freshman libero Andrei Flumian tied the match-high of six digs in the win, and senior Anthony Barahona had four kills on six attempts and added five digs.

Flumian was matched on the Sarah Lawrence side by freshman libero Justin Heftel who also had six digs, and junior Ishaan Pujari had two kills, three digs and a block assist for SLC.

SVC returns to New England Collegiate Conference action Saturday with a 2 p.m. match at Elms College while the Gryphons turn to a home exhibition with the College of Staten Island on Saturday, slated for 1 p.m.

Basketball Challenge
in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- The 2nd annual Basketball Challenge will be held at Arlington Memorial High School on March 21 this year and is sponsored by the Fisher Parent Teacher Group.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the current varsity Eagles for both the boys and girls teams will take on alumni in an effort to raise money for the Fisher Playground Fund.

The night will also feature a game between Arlington faculty against the Arlington parents.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-and-under if purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold at the Fisher Main Office. On the night of the event, tickets will rise by a dollar.

For more information, email or call 375-6409.

Mack Attack practice

ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9. Practice times are as follows: Grades 3-5 from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Grades 6-8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Grades 9-12 from 3 to 4:30.

The team provides participants with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls ages 8-17 who are interested in participating should contact coach Kerry Csizmesia at or call 860-326-5024.

Information about the season can be found at


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