CASTLETON, Vt. – The Spartans look to stop their two-game losing streak on Wednesday at 7 pm when they travel to face a tough Sage squad.
Castleton is 4-8 overall and coming off a 0-2 weekend in which the team dropped a 3-0 decision to Rhode Island College and then fell to 3-1 Elms. Amanda Chambers was the team's most consistent player, averaging 5.0 digs, 1.40 kills and 0.30 blocks per set over the two matches.
This year five different players are averaging at least 1.20 kills per set, led by Brittany Brayman with 2.21 per set. Kaylee Pratt is second (1.70) while Chambers is third (1.60). Chambers leads the team with 3.47 digs per set, followed by Kristi Lawless (2.84) and Brayman (2.31). Shelby Smyth leads the team with 3.51 assists per set and has 14 aces. Lawless and Michaela Babineau lead the team with 17 aces apiece.
Sage enters today's match with a 14-4 record and has won 11 straight matches overall. The Gators are averaging 11.25 kills, 15.19 digs and 1.2 blocks per set. Helen Putriment leads the team with 2.77 kills per set while hitting .270 and is second on the team with 3.61 digs per set. Michayla Berard is second at 2.58 and Rachel Martin is third on the team in kills (2.36). Siena Wilder leads the team with 4.02 digs per set and has 59 aces on the year.
The two teams have three common opponents this year. Sage beat SUNY Cobleskill twice by 3-0 margins and took down Elms two times as well. The team also beat MCLA 3-1 last week. Castleton meanwhile, has lost two 3-2 matches to the Fighting Tigers, in addition to falling to MCLA and Elms each by a 3-1 margin.