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Griffins Tie Program Record In Wins Against New Jersey City

Griffins Tie Program Record In Wins Against New Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ.—The Fontbonne University men's volleyball team tied the program-record in wins (17) on Friday with a sweep (25-13, 25-21, 25-14) over New Jersey City.

The Griffins (17-6), found plenty of success offensively with 39 kills and a .329 hitting percentage. Brendon Schwartze led with a match-high 10 kills, .600 hitting percentage and added nine digs.

Josh Farley contributed seven kills and a .462 hitting percentage, while Braden Woolsey continued to play well with six kills and a .857 hitting percentage in two sets.

Kyler van Rossum-O'Connell dished out a season-high 29 assists in three sets of action, while Zach Rothstein earned 11 digs.

The Gothic Knights (7-14), were limited to 22 kills and a .065 hitting percentage after committing 17 errors. J.J. Beredecia led with a team-high six kills. Alexander Umanzor and Jimmy Vega handed out nine assists each, while David Penaherrera finished with nine digs.

In the first set, the Griffins capped off a 4-0 run to take a 13-5 lead on Stephen Lendy's kill. The team cruised on from there for the 25-13 win.

In the second, it was the Gothic Knights taking a 12-9 lead on Jimmy Vega's service ace. Later, New Jersey City led 19-18, though the Griffins responded with a 5-0 run as a block assist from Farley and James Sauermann gave them the 23-19 lead.

The Gothic Knights cut it down to 23-21, however, the Griffins collected the final two points on Farley's kill and an attack error for the 25-21 victory.

It was all Fontbonne once more in the third. The team took a 10-6 lead on Grant Garza's kill. They expanded the advantage out to 16-7 on Schwartze's kill. From there, the Griffins displayed a dominant performance for the 25-14 set and match win.

The team closes out its trip out east tomorrow morning. First-up at 10 a.m., is Cairn, followed by a 12 p.m., outing against Lehman.

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