JOHNSON, Vt.-The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men's volleyball team hosted Colby Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon. The Chargers defeated the Badgers by a score on 3-1 in the first match of the afternoon.
The Chargers captured the win in four sets. Colby Sawyer took the first set by a score of 25-17. The Badgers returned the favor earning their first set of the season by a score of 25-22 but it was the Chargers who took two straight sets by scores of 25-18, and 26-24.
The Badgers were led by Ryan Willette who recorded a match high 13 kills and nine digs. Jesse Streeter added seven kills, two blocks, and two digs. Dominic Phelps added six kills and two digs. Jason Madrid recorded a team high 24 assists and was strong defensively for the Badgers.
It was back and forth in the first set of action until a service error from the Badgers ignited a run mid-way through the set to give the Chargers the 14-11 lead. Th Chargers contained the lead throughout the remainder of action and took the first set by a score of 25-17.
The Badgers opened up the second set by a strong performance by Willette and started off on a 10-6 run. The Chargers ended up evening the score at 16-16. Both teams traded points until two service aces and a kill from Phelps propelled the Badgers to the win by a score of 25-22.
The Chargers took the lead in the final two sets and ran away with the victory. The Chargers were led by Orlando Plagata who recorded a team high 12 kills and 11 digs and Eric Miller added 11 kills and seven digs.