Badger Briefs

Streeter helps lift men’s volleyball past Mount St. Vincent

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s volleyball team captured the 3-1 win in the final match of the day on Feb. 1 at Eastern Nazarene as they faced Mount Saint Vincent.

After the Dolphins claimed the first frame 25-23, the Badgers bounced back to capture the second set 25-21 before seizing a one-set edge with a 25-19 decision in the third. Northern Vermont-Johnson rolled to a 25-9 win in the fourth to lock up its second victory of the year.

Jesse Streeter was dominating for the Badgers collecting a career high 15 kills for NVU-Johnson while Ryan Willette chalked up 13 kills and Jason Madrid chipped in with 46 assists. Terence Strehle paced Mount Saint Vincent with 10 kills and 15 digs on the day while Padelis Astrinidis finished with 20 assists and nine digs, but it wasn’t enough due to the Badgers’ strong performance.

With the win, men’s volleyball moves to 2-4 on the season and will travel to Lesley on Saturday, Feb. 8 to face the Lynx in back-to-back matches.

Lady badgers edge out SUNY Canton

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball team completed the season sweep of North Atlantic Conference rival SUNY Canton on Saturday, Feb. 1, defeating the Kangaroos 68-61 at Carter Gymnasium.

Junior Ellery Kiefer poured in 17 points off 6-9 shooting and collected seven rebounds in the win. Halie Tillotson scored 16 points for the Badgers going 7-15 from the field. Amorette Rodriguez and Lindsey LaPerle each added eight points.

Tied at six points halfway through the first quarter, the Kangaroos went on an 8-1 run to extend their lead to seven points. Back-to-back field goals by Christle Page cut the Kangaroos run but SUNY Canton held a 15-12 advantage over the Badgers entering the second quarter.

The Badgers came out firing in the second quarter as Lindsey LaPerle and Amorette Rodriguez each knocked down 3-pointers to retake the lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period but the Badgers maintained their lead.

Freshman Halie Tillotson gave the Badgers an offensive spark in the third quarter, collecting nine of her points on 4-6 shooting from the field in the period. Tillotson knocked down a shot from behind the arc in the final seconds to tie the game 47-47 entering the final stanza.

Down 50-49, the Badgers went on a 9-1 run to take a seven point advantage and force the Kangaroos to call a timeout with six minutes remaining. Despite a run by the Kangaroos in the final minutes of play, the Badgers maintained their composure and went 6-8 from the line to seal their second win of the season over SUNY Canton.

The Badgers shot 40.3% from the field in the win compared to the Kangaroos 32.8% shooting. The Kangaroos edged the Badgers in the rebounding battle, securing 39 boards to the Badgers’ 33.
The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s basketball team improves to 2-17 on the season and 2-7 in NAC play with Saturday’s win. The Badgers will host Maine Maritime on Friday, Feb. 7 for a North Atlantic Conference matchup at 5:30pm.

Davis earns third NAC rookie of the week honor

The North Atlantic Conference office announced on Monday, Jan. 27 that Floyd Davis has been named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week.

After a 1-0 week and a convincing 98-79 win against NVU-Lyndon on Saturday, Davis was named NAC Rookie of the Week. Davis recorded a career-high 30 points in a dominant performance in the Badgers’ only game of the week. He hit 13-of-16 from the floor, with 22 second-half points in the 98-79 win against in-state rival NVU-Lyndon. Davis added 11 rebounds and three assists, and guarded several positions as the anchor for the Badgers’ defense.

This is the third weekly award Davis has received this season. You can see Davis and the Badgers back in action on Friday, Feb. 7 against Maine Maritime Academy at Carter Gymnasium.