Scott Kevorken leads UC Irvine to sweep against Pacific
STOCKTON, Calif. -- Middle blocker Scott Kevorken posted a season-high 12 kills as No. 9 UC Irvine defeated Pacific 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-16) at the Spanos Center Friday.
Kevorken, a senior, put away a season-best 12 kills to go with two aces and a team-high three blocks. Senior outside hitter Jeremy Dejno led the team with 13 kills, while senior outside hitter Connor Hughes totaled nine kills and a team-high six digs. Freshman Tamir Hershko added six kills, sophomore Kyle Russell hit .625 (5-0-8) and junior Jason Agopian had four kills.
The Anteaters, who improve to 7-6 overall and are 4-5 in the MPSF, hit .481 (51-12-81) and were aggressive from the service line, firing eight aces.
Pacific (1-9, 0-6) was led by Thomas Hodges with a match-high 14 kills. Matthew Dorn added four kills and Tommy Carmody recorded three kills and a game-high five total blocks.
No. 7 Stanford 3, UC San Diego 0
STANFORD, Calif. -- In a complete team effort, Stanford swept UC San Diego 25-14, 25-16, 25-16 Friday, at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, Calif. The Cardinal improves to 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, while the Tritons drop to 0-10 on the year and 0-9 in conference.
As a team, Stanford hit .375 and notched a 74 percent sideout rate. The Cardinal put down 12 service aces, led by senior Brian Cook and redshirt junior Daniel Tublin with three apiece. Stanford held UCSD to a .100 attack percentage, a season-best against an opponent. The Cardinal also out blocked the Tritons 8.5 to 2.0.
Sophomore setter James Shaw controlled the offense with 23 assists, while also registering seven digs, three kills, two blocks and two aces. Cook led the squad with eight kills on 14 swings with no errors to hit .571. Senior outside hitter Steven Irvin added six kills, two aces and a match-best eight digs. Senior opposite Eric Mochalski also recorded six kills to go with five digs and two blocks.
No. 10 Lewis 3, McKendree 0
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- Lewis had control of the match from the beginning as the Flyers hit .515 (41 K, 7 E, 66 TA) to pick up the 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-14) sweep of McKendree on Friday at Neil Carey Arena.
The Flyers improve to 8-3 on the year while the Bearcats fall to 1-9 on the season.
Junior opposite Tom Logan, who hit .467 as he collected a career-high nine kills and two errors on 15 attempts, led the Lewis offense. Redshirt freshman outside hitter Kyle Rohde picked up four kills and one error in nine attempts to swing at a .333 clip.
Lewis junior outside hitter Greg Petty tallied a season-high four service aces while sophomore setter Scott Fifer dished out 24 assists and collected three digs and two kills. Redshirt junior outside hitter Eric Butch collected a career-high seven kills with no errors on nine attempts to hit .778 while junior libero Andy Orf tallied six digs for the Flyers.