Wildcats Take Two Including Hard-fought 5-setter Over Regis

Wildcats Take Two Including Hard-fought 5-setter Over Regis

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. – The SUNY Poly Men's Volleyball Team completed a weekend sweep with a pair of victories on Saturday at the non-conference Keuka Restaurant Invite. Adding today's winnings to last night's win over Elms gives the Wildcats a 3-0 weekend and a 7-3 overall record.

The Wildcats began the day with a straight-sets victory over the Bard College Raptors. A.J. Davids led the way with 7 kills. Trailing him was Dan O'Connor with 6 put-aways.

SUNY Poly won each set by at least 6 points.

In the nightcap the Wildcats faced a tougher opponent in the form of the Regis College Pride. The Wildcats fought back after losing the fourth set in blowout fashion, 25-11, rebounding for a clutch fifth set win 15-11.

Piotr Kasza led the team with 13 kills, finishing with a team-high .207 hitting percentage on his 29 attempts.

Kasza's platoon-setting partner Zach Goggin also had a big match. Goggin controlled the offense with 25 assists while adding a team-best 4 aces. The big man even contributed 6 digs.

The long match saw a lot of key contributors with Nick Hagen adding 5 kills and playing a big role in the blocking game with a solo swat and 4 block assists. Team captain O'Connor made the most of his 5-foot-8 (without sneakers) frame by equaling Hagen with 4 block assists. O'Connor also made 7 kills.

Bobby Nilsen and Davids accounted for 10 kills and 9 kills respectively, along with a handful of blocks.

The Wildcats will next travel to Medaille for a NEAC Crossover weekend, beginning this Friday.