PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (January 15, 2023)  – Elderly Percy Bickford completed 27 eliminates throughout 2 suits as No. 4 Stevens Institute of Innovation guys’s beach ball beat St. John Fisher College and also St. Joseph’s University of Long Island Sunday in a tri-match held by the Golden Eagles at the Danzi Athletic Facility. 

First-year Phillip Bone had 10 eliminates and also 8 eliminates versus the Cardinals as the Ducks won their opener in 4 collections (19-25, 25-13, 25-12, 25-18). In the nightcap, student Koby Sherman had 7 eliminates and also junior Phu-Quy Ho had a career-high 10 digs as the Ducks brushed up St. Joseph’s (25-19, 25-21, 25-22) to shut have fun with a 3-0 document, noting the 4th time in 5 periods that the Ducks have actually opened up the timetable with 3 (or even more) straight success. The success over the Golden Eagles ran the Ducks’ document to 6-0 in the all-time collection, while Stevens has actually won all 3 all-time competitions with the Cardinals. 

Gabe La Robardiere had 8 eliminates to rate St. John Fisher, that covered St. Joseph’s in the initial suit of the day in conclusion play 3-1. Tyler Anderson had 10 eliminates to rate St. Joseph’s, that shut play 0-2.

Bickford was exceptional in the come-from-behind success over the Cardinals. The Santa Monica, The golden state indigenous put down 14 eliminates on 18 swings, with simply one mistake (.722 striking percent). Bickford had 3 eliminates in the initial collection, 4 each in the 2nd and also 3rd collections and also 3 even more in the last collection.

After Fisher won the opening established with a .435 striking percent, the Ducks secured down and also virtually required the Cardinals right into as several eliminates (19) and also mistakes (18) throughout the continuing to be 3 collections. Alternatively, the Ducks boosted their assault percent in the 2nd and also 3rd collections, finishing with a .435 (12-2-23) efficiency in the 3rd collection.

Down a collection, the Ducks got on the Cardinals early in the 2nd. Elderly Chris Varseveld placed the Ducks on the board after putting down an established from schoolmate Louden Moran. The factor stimulated a 5-1 run that saw the Ducks take a 5-2 lead. The Ducks would certainly keep their benefit prior to a 7-0 run pressed the bring about 21-10 and also a 4-0 run liquidated the framework.

After night the suit, the Ducks entered from very early in the 3rd collection. Bickford tore down a Moran collection and after that provided an ace as the Ducks rattled 5 of the initial 7 indicate enter front. The groups rotated factors right into the center part of the collection, however the Ducks damaged the established open with 7 straight indicate take a powerful 19-8 lead. For the 2nd straight collection, the Ducks made use of a four-point go to liquidate the framework.

In the last collection, St. John Fisher entered overlook a set of Stevens mistakes, however the Ducks rattled 6 straight indicate enter front that included factors from 3 various gamers, stressed by a solo block from Sherman. Fisher would certainly draw back within one at 10-9, however the Ducks took place a five-point go to prolong their bring about 6 and after that liquidated the success by racking up 4 of the last 5 factors with Moran feeding Varseveld for a kill to seal the win.

Versus St. Joe’s, it was once more Bickford pacing the crime with 13 eliminates on 25 swings and also Ho paced the protection with 10 digs. The Ducks struck a match-high .393 in the opening collection and also held the Golden Eagles to simply .116 for the suit. 

Although the hosts won the initial factor of the suit, Stevens consequently took place a 7-1 go to take control of the collection. Bone and also Sherman videotaped 2 eliminates throughout the stretch and also the Ducks would certainly never ever give up. A four-point swing pressed the bring about 21-16 and also a Varseveld kill and also a St. Joe’s mistake liquidated the collection.

The 2nd collection saw Stevens take a very early lead on the stamina of 3 mistakes. The Golden Eagles attracted also at 5, the Ducks would certainly take place a 5-1 go to leap back ahead completely. Bickford videotaped a block and also a kill in the stretch and also the run was likewise keyed by 3 St. Joe’s mistakes. The Ducks remained to hold a slim lead throughout the framework and also Varseveld liquidated with a kill to place the Ducks up 2 collections to none.

In the last collection, the Ducks once more entered front very early. Elderly Alex Franke put down a pass from college student Colin Nikc to open up the racking up and also the Ducks would certainly rack up 5 of the initial 6 factors in the framework to take very early control. After the hosts attracted also at 11, 3 mistakes and also a kill from first-year Tyler Hoke provided the Ducks a 15-12 lead and also required a timeout. Successive Hoke eliminates and also a block from Franke pressed the bring about 23-18. A four-point visit St. Joe’s required a Duck timeout, however Bickford put down a Nikc pass and also an ace from student Seeker Schmidt liquidated the move.
Inside the Numbers

  • The Ducks provided 8 aces versus St. John Fisher, with Moran leading the initiatives with 3. They complied with that up with an additional 6 versus the Golden Eagles, with Varseveld providing 3 to lead the initiatives.
  • Moran gave out 41 aids versus Fisher and also an additional 25 versus the Golden Eagles. He created a double-double versus the Cardinals by likewise protecting 13 digs, ending up one timid of an occupation high.
  • The Ducks completed with an 8-4 side in aces versus St. John Fisher and also a 6-2 side versus St. John Fisher.
  • 3 Ducks: Moran, Varseveld and also elderly Connor Feulner, completed with 3 blocks versus St. John Fisher. Varseveld included an additional 2 versus St. Joe’s.

Up Following

  • No. 4 Male’s Beach ball heads to Fairfield, Connecticut for a competition with Spiritual Heart College (Department I). 
  • The Ducks won the last conference in between the groups, covering the Pioneers in 5 embed in 2016. The success broke Spiritual Heart’s two-match winning touch in the all-time collection.
  • Hyperlinks for online statistics and also video clip are uploaded to

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