Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball team ended their 2019 season Wednesday evening by defeating the Medaille Mavericks at home by the score of 3-0,
D'Youville came out strong as they led 7-1 early in the match. Their lead would increase to 12-4 as the Spartans continued to roll in the first set. Medaille would go on a run to close their deficit to 22-18, but D'Youville would close out the first with a 25-20 set victory.
After trailing 5-4 in the second, the Spartans went on a 6-0 run to take a 10-5 lead. The Mavericks would then go on a run of their own to take a share of the lead at 13-13 and again at 15-15. From that point on, the Spartans would roll on their way to a second set victory with 10 of the next 11 points to win the second 25-16.
Medaille would lead early in the third as they were ahead 6-3. The Spartans came back to take the lead at 10-9 with the Mavericks fighting back to lead 14-12. Still leading at 19-18, D'Youville was able to turn it on to close out the third 25-22 and win the match 3-0.
Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) closed out his career with a team leading 15 kills and 10 digs. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added nine kills while Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) tallied 35 assists. Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) recorded five kills and four blocks, tying the team lead in blocks with Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East).
Evan Oliver (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) had two service aces as well did Anthony Dean (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls). Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) tallied seven digs with Danny Steck (Lancaster, NY/St. Francis) added four kills and three blocks in the victory.