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Sage men's volleyball tops Bard in UVC Play

Sage men's volleyball tops Bard in UVC Play

Albany, NY— The Sage Gators hosted the Raptors of Bard College in Wednesday night in a United Volleyball Conference match in Kahl Gym. Sage posted the 3-0 victory, besting he Raptors, 25-7, 25-15, 25-16 and now stand at 6-8 overall and 1-2 in the UVC. Bard falls to 1-10 overall and 0-6 in the UVC.

Sage was led by the play of senior co-captain Zackery Karl (West Monroe, NY/Central Square) as he racked up a match-high 20 points on 11 kills with a personal-best 8 aces. He added two digs with a pair of block assists. His 8 aces is second all-time for single-match records only behind a 9 ace effort twice by Andy Fishman in 2013.

Gator co-captain Mike Basile (Feeding Hills, MA/Agawam), a sophomore outside hitter added seven kills with a .500 attack percentage to go with his 8.0 points.

Juniors Scott Sanders (Los Angeles, CA/Taft) and Jarod Martel (Albany, NY/Colonie Central) both added four kills each, while Sanders tallied two aces with two digs and Martel finished with 1 solo block.

Rookie Deshawn Fleary (Newark, NJ/Immaculate Conception Montclair) posted three kills as well with two aces, two digs and three block assists.

Sage's junior outside hitter Shane Wenz (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane) contributed with one kill and three digs with a block assist while rookie Ryan Alderdice (Valatie, NY/Chatham) sophomore setter Ryan Jennings (North Brunswick, NJ/North Brunswick Township) both had two kills. Alderice was a perfect 10-0 with no errors in 10 attempts and had two digs, while Jennings finished with 28 setting assists, four aces and a dig.

Sage combined for 20 aces which stands second in single-game team records behind a 21 ace effort in 2018 against Southern Vermont. Sage had a combined .328 attack percentage, while holding Bard to a -0.040 attack percentage.

Bard's senior Jelani Bell-Isaac (Lake Peekskill, NY/Putnam Valley) added five kills with a dig and 5.0 points for the Raptors. Sophomore setter Nic Smith (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) added a kill with 8 setting assists and an ace.

Sage is back in action on Saturday, March 2 hosting New York University in a 2 p.m. UVC Match in Kahl Gym. Bard returns to action on Friday, March 1 hosting St. John Fisher College in a 5 p.m. UVC contest.