RIVERDALE, N.Y. – The Wentworth Institute of Technology men's volleyball team swept the final two matches of its weekend trip to N.Y., defeating Mt. St. Vincent and SUNY Poly on Sunday afternoon. The Leopards went .500 at 2-2 in this weekend's outing, after falling to No. 15 Juniata and Saint Joseph's (L.I.). in yesterdays matchups.
Match One – Wentworth 3, Mt. St. Vincent 0 (25-11, 25-6, 25-9)
Following Ryan Love (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Ryan Engel's (Floral Park, N.Y.) lead in yesterday's matches, sophomore Garrett Vermeulen (Fairport, N.Y.) and freshman Drew Hesse (Eden, N.Y.) posted career-high numbers with nine kills apiece, while Vermeulen hit .421 with just one error on 19 swings. The Leopards hit .500 as a team, while also recording 10 service aces, four of which came from freshman Phil Roesch (Nazareth, Pa.). Connor Adams (Budd Lake, N.J.) and Augusto Rodriquez-Guerrios (San Juan, P.R.) dished out 17 assists apiece, as Mt. St. Vincent struggled from the floor, hitting -.227, with the Leopards forcing them into 15 errors.
Match Two – Wentworth 3, SUNY Poly 0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-22)
Wentworth snapped a seven-game streak from the Wildcats, who dropped three sets for the first time since February 16th. Sophomore Peter Klembczyk (Penfield, N.Y.) booked a season-high 20 digs, while Rodriguez Guerrios tallied a double-double with 31 assists and 10 digs. Love and Engel led Wentworth on the attack with eight kills apiece.
Wentworth will play three matches inside Tansey Gymnasium this week, starting on Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. match against Eastern Nazarene. The Leopards will then host a crucial conference tri-match on Saturday, featuring the league's top three teams, including No. 15 Rivier. Wentworth opens with an 11:00 a.m match against the Raiders and ends the day with a 3:00 p.m. start against JWU.
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