ASTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Randolph-Macon Men's Volleyball got a straight-sets victory against Neumann University Friday night, and in doing so secured the team's first Continental Volleyball Conference victory. R-MC won 25-20, 25-12, 25-11.
How It Happened
- After Randolph-Macon (4-4, 1-0 CVC) jumped out to a 3-1 lead, Neumann (0-5, 0-3 CVC) came back to tie the set at 4-4. But the Yellow Jackets then leapt into a 4-0 run to get in front 8-4. R-MC go another run to go ahead 15-10. Neumann made a run late, scoring five of six points in a row late, but the Yellow Jackets' lead helped keep the set in their pocket 25-20.
- The second set was paced by Randolph-Macon as well. An 8-1 run in the early stages of the set helped give Randolph-Macon an 11-5 advantage and R-MC didn't allow consecutive points to the Knights from that point forward, cruising to a 25-12 victory in the second frame.
- The third set was close early. Another 4-4 tie and then a Neumann 5-4 advantage forced R-MC to push the pace in the beginning parts of the third frame. But a 9-1 run through the middle parts of the set pushed R-MC ahead 18-10 and the Yellow Jackets would allow just one more score to Neumann as Randolph-Macon won the set 25-11.
Inside The Numbers
- Junior Lee Olenyik (Mechanicsville, Va. / Hanover) led the Yellow Jackets with 17 kills. He hit .344 on 32 attacks. Freshman Scotty Carter (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) added five kills while fellow freshman Lenny Sampson, Jr. (Chesapeake, Va. / Indian River) marked four kills, as did junior Corban Jungers (Richmond, Va. / J.R. Tucker). Freshman Kyle Alberici (Cicero, N.Y. / Cicero North Syracuse) added three kills as well.
- Junior Brian Stephen (Mechanicsville, Va. / Hanover) led the team with 25 assists. Freshman Merrick Gessler (Virginia Beach, Va. / Frank W. Cox) added four assists as well.
- Jungers, Iverson, Sampson and Carter each had three blocks, with one of Sampson's being a solo block.
- Jungers had two service aces while Stephen, Carter, Gessler and Alberici each had one.
- Randolph-Macon hit .258 for the match and held the Knights to a -.011 hitting percentage.
Randolph-Macon will travel the short distance north to Cairn University in Langhorne, Pa. for a 12:00 Noon conference contest tomorrow.