Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville Men's Volleyball Team completed their weekend sweep Saturday afternoon as they defeated the Wells College Express by the final score of 3-0.
D'Youville jumped out to an early 10-3 lead thanks to a Brett Cawthorn (West Seneca, NY/St. Francis) kill that sent the team up by 7. Wells worked their way back into the game to trail by 1 until 3 straight kills from Evan Singer (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) and Brock Tetreault (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) got the Spartans back up by 3, leading 21-18. A kill late by Steve Goedtel (Eden, NY/Eden) plus 2 from Cawthorn pushed D'Youville over the top with the Spartans winning 25-22.
The Spartans came out came out of the gate and took an early 8-3 lead in the second game. Wells Worked their way back into the game, trailing by 2 for the middle of the game. D'Youville began to pull away toward the end with key kills from Singer and Cawthorn. A kill by Goedtel helped seal the game for D'Youville, winning the set 25-22. The Spartans never trailed in the set.
Starting the third set, D'Youville held a 2-0 lead over the Express and were looking to close out the game. Cawthorn and Matt Loos (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) each got early kills for the Spartans, followed by the juniors combining for a block to make their early lead 4-1. Wells would threaten the Spartan's lead and get the game within 3 points, but that was the closest they would come to taking down D'Youville. The team again wouldn't trail in the set, winning by the score of 25-21 and taking the game 3-0.
Brett Cawthorn led the team with 12 kills and 29 total attacks. Evan Singer had a team high .467 killing percentage along with 8 kills. Chris Busha (Hamburg, NY/St. Francis) led the team in assists once again with 32, and also led the team in digs with 11. Alex Johnson (Clarence, NY/Lancaster) had 7 digs, tied with Brock Tetreault who also had 8 kills.
Matt Loos had 3 kills and 3 block assists, tied with Cawthorn for the team lead. Steve Goedtel led the team with 2 service aces. Goedtel also added 5 kills and 4 digs. Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) and Kevin Kelly (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) also saw action for the Spartans.
The men never lost a set between their 2 games this weekend. Improving their record to 4-4 and currently the owners of a 3 game win streak, the Spartans will play host to Medaille and Hilbert next weekend, Sunday, February 22nd in the College Center Gym, D'Youville will play Medaille at 11am and Hilbert at 3pm. Hilbert and Medaille will play each other at 1pm.