Cate Volleyball Sweeps St. Bonaventure in Impressive Three-Set Victory

February 29, 2024

Setter Zadin Stephens leads a cohesive team effort with standout performances, marking a third consecutive sweep

Mack Nieman ’25. Photo captured by Coach Peterson

Lucas Huiner ’25. Photo captured by Coach Peterson

Cate enjoyed a third, three-set sweep in a row tonight against St. Bonaventure. Setter Zadin Stephens ’25 did a great job spreading out the offense to put all his hitters in a position to score for the team, earning the first point of the match with a setters dump kill. He gave our middles plenty of opportunities, with Zach Coulter ’25 and Lucien Tann ’26 tallying 4 and 3 kills a piece. We also knew we had to put some pressure on their outside attack by lining up our block to funnel the ball to our back row defense.

┬áMack Nieman ’25 clamped on 2 blocks while Tann, libero Lucas Huiner ’25 and Ben Richmond ’24 picked up a number of crucial digs keeping the team in system to score. Overall, our team passing and serving average was at its best by all players, missing only 6 serves with Stephens earning 6 aces, followed by Nieman and Tann earning 3 and 2 respectively. It was a particularly good night for Ben Richmond ’24 on the outside, passing and digging well and notching a remarkable 18 kills for the night. The team really came together on the court tonight and it was a well played, well deserved win!

Photo Captured by Coach Peterson

Photo captured by Coach Peterson

 

Scores:
25-23
25-12
25-18

We take a two week spring break hiatus and our next match is not until March 26 at Bishop Diego.