• Fri. Mar 24th, 2023

Men’s Volleyball Sweeps MAC Tri-Match


Mar 19, 2023

Subsequent Match:

Massachusetts Institute of Technologies

three/23/2023 | 7 P.M.

Mar. 23 (Thu) / 7 P.M.

 Massachusetts Institute of Technologies


OWINGS MILLS, Md. (March 18, 2023) – Sophomore Koby Sherman had 19 kills and six digs in the very first match, even though and junior Carver Weirick registered 17 kills and 13 digs in match two, as No. 1 Stevens Institute of Technologies men’s volleyball defeated each Stevenson University (25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22) and King’s College in 4 sets (22-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18) Saturday afternoon in a Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) tri-match played at Owings Mills Gymnasium.

Sherman accounted for 21.five points in the very first match against Stevenson (7-13, -two). Senior Percy Bickford and very first-year Tyler Hoke added nine kills to assistance the Ducks win their very first of two matches on the day. The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Mustangs. Stevens is now ten-1 all-time against their conference rivals.

Later in the day, Weirick led the way for the top-ranked Ducks against King’s (17-four, 1-two). The loss pushed the Monarchs losing streak to 4 soon after beginning the season 17-. Seniors Alex Franke and Nathan Lancia every single added 12 kills for the Ducks (25-two six-), who extended their conference winning streak to 21 soon after each victories. Stevens also extended its existing winning streak to 14 as they strengthen to four- all-time against King’s.

Stevens jumped out to a two-1 lead in the opening match against Stevenson. Senior Louden Moran hit an ace and recorded a kill. The two teams would split the subsequent 4 points, but the Ducks would comply with that up with 5 straight points to give them a 9-three lead. The Mustangs followed with 3 points of their personal. Later on in the set with the Ducks up 16-eight, reigning MAC Offensive Player of the Week Phillip Bone and sophomore Koby Sherman every single recorded kills to give the Ducks a ten point lead. Stevens would close the set with a kill from Christopher Varseveld to give the very first set to the Ducks.

Stevenson once again scored the very first point in set quantity two, but the Ducks scored the subsequent two points once again on kills from Sherman and Hoke. The two teams traded points all through most of the second frame, with the score getting 16-13 in favor of the Mustangs soon after 29 points. Stevens would score 12 of the final 16 points to take a two- lead on the Mustangs. Sherman had 3 and Bone had two to assistance the Ducks close out the set.

Facing a sweep, the Mustangs opened up with a 11-six run to open up the third set. Down 12-eight later on, Sherman and Bone combined for 3 straight kills as portion of a 4 point run to tie the set at 12. The two teams traded the subsequent 14 points as items remained tied at 19. The Mustangs would win six of the final nine to win set 3 25-22.

Down 1- in the final set, Bickford recorded a kill and Moran had a service ace to take an early two-1 lead. Later tied at 4, the Ducks rattled off 5 straight points. Varseveld had one particular kill to start off the run even though Sherman recorded two aces. Stevenson would finish up coming back in the set as they took a 17-15 lead. Stevens scored 5 of the subsequent six points with Varseveld, Bone, and Bickford every single recording kills. The two teams would go back and forth the rest of the way with Hoke recording the final kill to give the Ducks the victory.

The Ducks came out flat in their second game of the day, dropping seven of the very first ten points to King’s. Later down 17-11, Stevens scored 5 of the subsequent six points to reduce the deficit to two. Weirick opened the run with a kill even though Lancia added two to energize the Ducks. Now trailing 23-19, Weirick recorded 3 kills as he attempted to maintain Stevens alive, but they in the end dropped the opening set for the eighth time this season, 25-22.

The Ducks did not mess about in the second set winning 25-12 to tie items up. Major 9-7, the Ducks went on 12-1 run as their lead ballooned 16-eight. Lancia had two kills even though graduate Colin Nikc had an ace on the run. Later up 17-ten, the Ducks closed out the frame on a eight-two run thanks to 5 errors from the Monarchs.

King’s hung challenging in the third set as the teams split the very first 14 points of set 3. Stevens killed any momentum the Monarchs had by winning the second set 25-19 with 11 of the 25 Duck points coming on King’s errors. Franke and Weirick led the offense with 3 kills every single. 

Stevens located themselves once again down ten-six to start set quantity 4 as the Monarchs attempted to force a fifth set. The Ducks had other plans as they scored the subsequent seven points, fueled by Weirick and Lancia, to take a 13-ten lead. Later up 19-17, Stevens scored six of the final seven points to earn their second victory on the day. Sophomore Sebastian Huyke had two aces even though Weirick added 3 a lot more kills to assistance the Ducks close out the Monarchs.

Inside the Numbers

  • Stevens outhit their opponents in each games. They completed with a .279 attack percentage compared to Stevenson’s .214 in game one particular, even though they posted a .270 hitting percentage in game two compared to .137 from King’s.
  • 5 Ducks recorded double-digit digs on the day. Junior Phu-Quy Ho notched a profession-greatest 16 against Stevenson, even though sophomore Jesse Knuckles had a profession-higher 15 against King’s.
  • Moran offered 43 assists and recorded eight digs in the win more than Stevenson. Nikc 49 assists and 11 digs in the match against King’s.
  • Stevens committed 38 errors across the two matches, even though their opponents combined for 48.
  • The Ducks totaled 12 service aces on the day, recording six in every single contest. 5 Ducks had two.
  • 3 Ducks: Lancia, Weirick and Nikc recorded double-doubles against King’s.

Up Subsequent

  • No. 1 Men’s Volleyball returns dwelling on Thursday, March 23 as they take on Massachusetts Institute of Technologies (MIT) in non-conference action. The Ducks are 13-two all-time against MIT, like winning nine straight.
  • Hyperlinks for reside stats and video for each matches are obtainable on StevensDucks.com.

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