OWINGS MILLS, Md. (March 18, 2023) – Sophomore Koby Sherman had 19 kills and 6 digs within the first match, whereas and junior Carver Weirick registered 17 kills and 13 digs in match two, as No. 1 Stevens Institute of Expertise males’s volleyball defeated each Stevenson College (25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22) and King’s School in 4 units (22-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-18) Saturday afternoon in a Center Atlantic Convention (MAC) tri-match performed at Owings Mills Gymnasium.
Sherman accounted for 21.5 factors within the first match in opposition to Stevenson (7-13, 0-2). Senior Percy Bickford and first-year Tyler Hoke added 9 kills to assist the Geese win their first of two matches on the day. The loss ended a two-game profitable streak for the Mustangs. Stevens is now 10-1 all-time in opposition to their convention rivals.
Later within the day, Weirick led the way in which for the top-ranked Geese in opposition to King’s (17-4, 1-2). The loss pushed the Monarchs shedding streak to 4 after beginning the season 17-0. Seniors Alex Franke and Nathan Lancia every added 12 kills for the Geese (25-2; 6-0), who prolonged their convention profitable streak to 21 after each victories. Stevens additionally prolonged its present profitable streak to 14 as they enhance to 4-0 all-time in opposition to King’s.
Stevens jumped out to a 2-1 lead within the opening match in opposition to Stevenson. Senior Louden Moran hit an ace and recorded a kill. The 2 groups would break up the following 4 factors, however the Geese would comply with that up with 5 straight factors to present them a 9-3 lead. The Mustangs adopted with three factors of their very own. In a while within the set with the Geese up 16-8, reigning MAC Offensive Participant of the Week Phillip Bone and sophomore Koby Sherman every recorded kills to present the Geese a ten level lead. Stevens would shut the set with a kill from Christopher Varseveld to present the primary set to the Geese.
Stevenson once more scored the primary level in set quantity two, however the Geese scored the following two factors once more on kills from Sherman and Hoke. The 2 groups traded factors all through many of the second body, with the rating being 16-13 in favor of the Mustangs after 29 factors. Stevens would rating 12 of the ultimate 16 factors to take a 2-0 lead on the Mustangs. Sherman had three and Bone had two to assist the Geese shut out the set.
Going through a sweep, the Mustangs opened up with a 11-6 run to open up the third set. Down 12-8 afterward, Sherman and Bone mixed for 3 straight kills as a part of a 4 level run to tie the set at 12. The 2 groups traded the following 14 factors as issues remained tied at 19. The Mustangs would win six of the final 9 to win set three 25-22.
Down 1-0 within the remaining set, Bickford recorded a kill and Moran had a service ace to take an early 2-1 lead. Later tied at 4, the Geese rattled off 5 straight factors. Varseveld had one kill to start out the run whereas Sherman recorded two aces. Stevenson would find yourself coming again within the set as they took a 17-15 lead. Stevens scored 5 of the following six factors with Varseveld, Bone, and Bickford every recording kills. The 2 groups would travel the remainder of the way in which with Hoke recording the ultimate kill to present the Geese the victory.
The Geese got here out flat of their second recreation of the day, dropping seven of the primary ten factors to King’s. Later down 17-11, Stevens scored 5 of the following six factors to chop the deficit to 2. Weirick opened the run with a kill whereas Lancia added two to energise the Geese. Now trailing 23-19, Weirick recorded three kills as he tried to maintain Stevens alive, however they in the end dropped the opening set for the eighth time this season, 25-22.
The Geese didn’t fiddle within the second set profitable 25-12 to tie issues up. Main 9-7, the Geese went on 12-1 run as their lead ballooned 16-8. Lancia had two kills whereas graduate Colin Nikc had an ace on the run. Later up 17-10, the Geese closed out the body on a 8-2 run thanks to 5 errors from the Monarchs.
King’s hung robust within the third set because the groups break up the primary 14 factors of set three. Stevens killed any momentum the Monarchs had by profitable the second set 25-19 with 11 of the 25 Duck factors coming on King’s errors. Franke and Weirick led the offense with three kills every.
Stevens discovered themselves once more down 10-6 to start set quantity 4 because the Monarchs tried to drive a fifth set. The Geese had different plans as they scored the following seven factors, fueled by Weirick and Lancia, to take a 13-10 lead. Later up 19-17, Stevens scored six of the remaining seven factors to earn their second victory on the day. Sophomore Sebastian Huyke had two aces whereas Weirick added three extra kills to assist the Geese shut out the Monarchs.
Contained in the Numbers
- Stevens outhit their opponents in each video games. They completed with a .279 assault share in comparison with Stevenson’s .214 in recreation one, whereas they posted a .270 hitting share in recreation two in comparison with .137 from King’s.
- 5 Geese recorded double-digit digs on the day. Junior Phu-Quy Ho notched a career-best 16 in opposition to Stevenson, whereas sophomore Jesse Knuckles had a career-high 15 in opposition to King’s.
- Moran supplied 43 assists and recorded eight digs within the win over Stevenson. Nikc 49 assists and 11 digs within the match in opposition to King’s.
- Stevens dedicated 38 errors throughout the 2 matches, whereas their opponents mixed for 48.
- The Geese totaled 12 service aces on the day, recording six in every contest. 5 Geese had two.
- Three Geese: Lancia, Weirick and Nikc recorded double-doubles in opposition to King’s.
- No. 1 Males’s Volleyball returns dwelling on Thursday, March 23 as they tackle Massachusetts Institute of Expertise (MIT) in non-conference motion. The Geese are 13-2 all-time in opposition to MIT, together with profitable 9 straight.
- Hyperlinks for dwell stats and video for each matches can be found on StevensDucks.com.
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