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Stevens Institute | February 26, 2014

No. 7 Stevens Institute gains convincing 3-0 sweep against Bard

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute swept Bard on Wednesday evening in Canavan Arena in a United Volleyball Conference match.

Stevens (10-4, 5-2) cruised to the consecutive sets victory 25-15, 25-16, 25-23 behind 15 kills from sophomore Chris Vaughan. Vaughan hit a match-best .538 on 26 attempts and just one error with nine digs.

Freshman Gabe Shankweiler posted his fourth consecutive double-digits kills effort and 10th of the season with 11 kills on 23 swings and a .304 hitting percentage. Shankweiler also tallied a match-high 12 digs to go along with two service aces and two block assists.

Classmate Scott Russell handed out a career-high 25 assists, while junior Kevin Aeckerle dished out 12 more assists with five digs.

Junior Daniel Smith hit .500 in the match with four kills on six swings and one error. Smith also recorded two aces. Sophomore Derrick Sokol added seven kills in three sets played with a pair of digs and two aces.

Sophomore Alexander Carpenter chipped in four kills, while junior Dylan Schlosser registered five digs. Sophomore Ayal Ciobotaru finished the match with four digs.

Freshman Jordan Stuart led the Ducks with three total blocks.

Stevens hit .344 as a team (43 kills, 12 errors, 90 attempts), while Bard hit just .120 (30 kills, 18 errors, 100 swings). The Ducks put down 6.5 blocks and the Raptors tallied none.

Stevens wins second DIII men's volleyball title in 4-set thriller

After four sets, it was Stevens middle hitter Connor Feulner who tipped the ball for the game-deciding kill at 25-22, lifting the Ducks to their second national title, 3-1.