Flor Tallies 16 Kills as #7 Men’s Volleyball Defeats #15 Juniata to Remain Unbeaten in CVC

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (2/8/19)- Dylan Flor tallied 16 kills and a .406 hitting percentage as the #7 Kean University men's volleyball team stretched their winning streak to three matches and remained unbeaten in the Continental Volleyball Conference with a 3-1 (25-27, 31-29, 25-23, 25-19) defeat of #15 Juniata College on Friday evening.

Jake Milnazik and Kamil Garbowski both totaled 12 kills apiece and a .348 hitting percentage for the Cougars who improve to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in the CVC. Quinn Peterson posted a double-double with 21 kills and 17 digs for the nationally ranked Eagles who fall to 5-1 overall and 0-1 in the CVC.

Kean hit .374 for the match and posted above a .300 hitting percentage in all four sets. The Cougars also tallied at least 15 kills and committed less than five errors in any set.  After dropping a close first set on back-to-back kills by Joe Fick, the Cougars needed extra points to take set two. Adam Casper earned a kill to tie everything at 29-29, but the Eagles finished the set with back-to-back attack errors from Fick that included an assisted block from Casper and Milnazik.

Kean trailed 11-6 in set three before answering with a 14-8 run, that included four kills from Milnazik and two from both Flor and Garbowski, as the Cougars took a 20-19 advantage. Kean closed the set with back-to-back points. The Cougars dominated set four with a .480 hitting percentage and an 11-3 run that overwhelmed the Eagles.

Jay Bynum totaled seven kills and a .545 hitting percentage, while Nico Mercadante tallied six kills and six digs. Casper finished with five kills and a .556 hitting percentage, while Ian Capp collected a double-double with 51 assists, 11 digs, and four kills. Jonathan Meyer finished with 13 digs.

Juniata hit .266 for the match.

Head Coach Charlie Ginex and the Cougars will return to action in Elizabethtown, Pa., tomorrow, Sat. Feb 9th, against the host Blue Jays of Elizabethtown College at 11:00 a.m. and the Cougars of Misericordia University at 1:00 p.m.