JOHNSON, Vt. – The Johnson State College volleyball team fell to Southern Vermont College 3-0 in a non-conference match on Wednesday evening at Carter Gym.
Southern Vermont (5-17, 2-2 NECC) started strong with a first set win, holding Johnson (0-19, 0-5 NAC) to just four points in the opening frame.
The Badgers took the first two points of the second set, but Southern Vermont took control to go up 9-3. The Badger rallied off three straight points following a timeout, with two aces from Kayla Atkinson (North Wolcott, Vt.), to pull the score to 9-6. The Mountaineers would go on a 16-2 run to end the set, earning a 25-8 victory.
The Mountaineers took a quick 5-0 lead before Johnson answered back with three straight points. Southern Vermont would slowly pull away, though, and took the 25-9 win.
Johnson will finish their regular season at Lyndon on Saturday, October 21st with North Atlantic Conference matches against Castleton and Green Mountain.