ROCHESTER, N.Y. – No. 8 Stevens completed its two-day, three match United Volleyball Conference Crossover play sweep Sunday. The Ducks squared off against defending national championships and No. 7 ranked Nazareth College and came away with a four-set victory, improving to 16-3 overall this season and 9-1 in the UVC.
Stevens topped the Golden Flyers, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, for its fifth consecutive victory.
The Ducks were led by junior outside hitter Thomas Hannum who equaled a match-high with 14 kills. Hannum had 21 attempts and hit for a .524 percentage in the win to go along with four digs.
Sophomore outside hitter David Evans recorded 13 kills against Nazareth and finished the two-day crossover with 46 total kills in three matches. Evans added three digs.
Fellow sophomore outside hitter Ryan Seifert was the third Duck to eclipse double-digit kills with 11. Seifert also recorded four blocks, while junior middle hitter James Mataras chipped in seven kills, seven blocks and two aces for Stevens.
At the net, junior middle hitter Jake Modestow wrapped up his weekend with five total blocks against Nazareth and totaled 21 for the three matches.
The freshmen setters handed out a combined 44 assists in the four-set victory, with Kevin Aeckerle leading the way, posting 27 assists and eight digs. Dylan Schlosser dished out 17 assists in the win.