MAHWAH, N.J. (2/27/19) – After an 11 day layoff, the #5 Kean University men's volleyball team improved their winning streak to three matches with a straight sets sweep of Ramapo College, 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-21) on Wednesday evening.
Ian Capp finished with seven kills, 18 assists, six aces and six digs for the Cougars who improve to 13-3 overall and remain undefeated in both the Continental Volleyball Conference (4-0) and the New Jersey Athletic Conference (2-0). Eric Van Thuyne finished with seven kills and five aces for the Roadrunners who fall to 7-8 overall, 2-3 in the CVC and 1-1 in the NJAC.
In the opening set, Kean fell behind 17-14 before closing it out with an 11-5 run that included three kills from Capp and two from Steven Zarzycki.
After opening set two with a 13-4 run, the Roadrunners used a 9-6 run to shave the lead down to 18-13. Kean finished the set with a 7-2 run that included four kills by Jake Milnazik.
A tightly played third set saw both sides deadlocked at 18-18, before the Cougars finished off Ramapo with a 7-4 run to take the match.
Milnazik totaled a match-high nine kills and four digs, while Dylan Flor added eight kills. Zarzycki and Jay Bynum both tallied three kills apiece. Zach Gerken added 12 assists, four digs and two aces, while Jonathan Meyer collected nine digs.
Capp's six aces pushed him closer towards the program record for aces, held by Jacob Kauffman with 173. The junior sits at 171 needing just three aces to become first all-time in the record books. He is also just 50 assists shy of becoming just the second player in program history to reach 2,000 career assists.
Head Coach Charlie Ginex and the Cougars will return to action on Friday, Mar. 1st, hosting the Saints of Marymount University at 7:00 p.m.