No. 7 Baruch knocks off CUNYAC foe York (N.Y.), fourth-ranked Stevens
No. 7 Baruch won a pair of matches on Saturday as part of Senior & Alumni Day in the ARC Arena.
The Bearcats began by defeating York (N.Y.) in four sets to finish the regular-season CUNYAC portion of their schedule with an undefeated 14-0 record.
The Bearcats won 25-16, 25-16 for the 2-0 lead, but York came back to win the third set 25-23. The Bearcats regrouped in the fourth, winning 25-14. Baruch totaled 53 kills, hitting .284, while the Cardinals had 40 kills and hit a .144 clip.
Steven Coniglio led the attack with 10 kills, hitting .643 with four blocks. Brady Ambro (.692) and Gabe Rivera (eight digs) finished with nine kill each.
Aviv Elias received the start and pounded eight kills to go along with three aces. Scott Standring dished out 37 assists and collected five digs.
In the second match against No. 4 Stevens, the Bearcats quickly went up 2-0 with scores of 25-19, 25-21. The visiting Ducks narrowly won the third set 25-23, but the Bearcats hit .409 in the fourth set (25-17) to win the battle of top-10 teams.
The Bearcats totaled 49 kills, while hitting .262 as the Ducks had 47 kills and struggled with a hitting percentage of .182.
Steven Coniglio had another big match with 15 kills and a .429 hitting percentage.
Joksimovik tallied 12 kills and hit .588. Standring was busy again with 43 assists and Chave totaled six digs.