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Hornets fall to NVU-Johnson and Castleton on day one of Vermont Volleyball Classic

Hornets fall to NVU-Johnson and Castleton on day one of Vermont Volleyball Classic

Johnson, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon volleyball season kicked off with two pool matches in the Vermont Volleyball Classic at NVU-Johnson on Friday.  In the opener, the Hornets fell in straight sets to the host Badgers.  Castleton University then topped the Hornets in the nightcap, also by a 3-0 margin

NVU-Johnson 3, NVU-Lyndon 0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-9)

The Hornets were unable to generate much offense against the host Badgers, failing to record a kill over the three sets.  Nikola Knapova and Porsche Johnson posted six kills each and Mason Lores recorded 13 assists to pace the Badgers.

Castleton 3, NVU-Lyndon 0 (25-5, 25-5, 25-8)

Lyndon didn't fare much better against the Spartans.  Emily Clancy (Durham, CT) recorded two kills and two service aces for the Hornets.  Shannon Manchester led a balanced Castleton attack with three kills and Bre MacDuff tallied eight assists.

The Hornets conclude pool play on Saturday morning with a 9:00 am match against Norwich University.  The tournament championship game wil be played at 3:00 pm, following a 1:00 pm consolation match.