MAHWAH, N.J. – The Ramapo College men's volleyball team played host to the Mountaineers of Southern Vermont College posting a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 29-27) victory. The Roadrunners improve to 14-5 overall while the Mountaineers fall to 6-12.
Nick Hrehocik led the Roadrunners to a game one, 25-18 with four kills, while Harsh Prajapati dished out 13 assists and contributed on defense with three digs. Aaron Kerschnerled the team's defense with five digs. The team hit a combined .371 with 17 kills on 35 attempts with only four errors.
In game two, the Roadrunners came out on top, 25-15 with five kills each from Mike Kane and Peter Desvousges. Ramapo hit a combined .361 with 17 kills on 36 attempts and again only four errors. Kerschner led the defense with seven digs and Prajapati dished out 14 assists in the win. Sidnam collected two blocks in the game. The Mountaineers jumped out to a 6-3 lead in game two before the Roadrunners came back to tie the game at, 6-6, with a kill my Prajapati. The scored was 9-9 before Ramapo got back to back kills from Desvousges to take an 11-9 lead before the Roadrunners pulled away for the game two victory.
In a tightly contested game three, the Roadrunners prevailed in the end with a 29-27 victory earning the 3-0 sweep. The score was tied at five, before Ramapo got two points off of Mountaineer errors, 7-5. Southern Vermont would come back to tie the game at 10 with a block from Joey Dighton and Anthony Barahona before they took a 16-13 lead. Ramapo put up three straight points with one kill from Sidnam and two from Desvousges to tie the game at 16 all. Ramapo pulled away, 21-17 before Southern Vermont tied the game at 24. Ramapo and the Mountaineers traded points while Ramapo tied the game at 26 with a kill from Prajapati before Keven Walley (Pico Rivera, Calif.) and Sidnam traded points, 27-27. Hrehovcik tallied the final two points of the game allowing Ramapo to come away with the, 29-27 victory.
Desvousges posted 13 kills while Hrehovcik and Kane tallied 11 kills of their own. Prajapati dished out a team high 41 assists and seven digs while Kerschner led the team with 16 digs. Sidnam added nine digs and three blocks.
Walley led the Mountaineers with eight kills while Anthony Barahona (Eagle Rock, Calif.) posted seven of his own. Florentino Escovedo (Fresno, Calif.) posted 12 digs while Herson Canta (Los Angeles, Calif.) dished out 23 assists.
The Mountaineers get back to action Thursday when they visit Keuka College for a 5 p.m. non-conference match, and the Roadrunners next host New York University-Polytechnic Thursday at 7 p.m.