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.

Sophomore David Moler (York, Pa./Central York) led the way with 12 digs while adding 35 assists and three blocks. Junior Jon Martin (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) had seven kills and seven 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.