Mustangs Sweep No. 2 Carthage, Post Four-Set Win Over Host Thiel
GREENEVILLE, Pa. - Led by 28 kills and 14 digs from junior Austin Jacoby (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge) and 26 kills and nine blocks from sophomore Kyle Wisner (York, Pa./Central York), the Stevenson men's volleyball team swept No. 2 Carthage and downed Thiel in a CVC Crossover Saturday at Thiel's Beeghly Gymnasium.
The Mustangs (4-1) defeated Carthage 25-18, 25-18, 25-17, avenging a 3-0 loss to the top-ranked Red Men on the same court in the semifinals of the 2012 CVC Championship.
It was Stevenson's first win over a top-5 opponent in school history. It was also the second in the last four against nationally-ranked opponents and the second this season after the Mustangs defeated No. 15 Elmira 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 on January 26.
Stevenson was 0-24 against ranked opponents before beating No. 11 Vassar 25-17, 25-27, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13 on Mar. 24, 2012.
Jacoby had a team-high 13 kills against Carthage while committing just one error in 29 attempts for a .414 hitting percentage. He also added seven digs. Wisner totaled eight kills and five total blocks as the Mustangs amassed 21 total blocks while posting 46 digs.
Looking to avoid a letdown against Thiel, the Mustangs posted a 25-20, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19 victory over the Tomcats after they handed Stevenson a 3-2 loss at home last season on Mar. 3, 2012.
Jacoby added 15 more kills to go along with seven digs while Wisner posted a game-high 18 kills and another four total blocks. Freshman Kyle Pottieger (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson) had a career-high 10 kills while junior Adam Thatcher (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) had a game-high 18 digs.
Moler finished with 52 assists and nine digs.
The Mustangs conclude competition in the CVC Crossover at Thiel on Sunday with a noon contest against Cazenovia before taking on No. 3 Juniata at 4:00 p.m.