No. 8 Baruch Defeats No. 9 Medaille, 3-0

April 3, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 8 seeded Baruch College topped No. 9 Medaille College, 30-28, 30-15, 30-24, in the first round of the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Championship Tournament on Friday. The win was the first for the Bearcats (34-9) in their last seven tournament appearances dating back to 1998 and will put them up against top-seeded Rivier College in a quarterfinal match on Saturday. The Mavericks closed their season with a ledger of 15-15.

Danial Levent led Baruch with 10 kills and seven digs as Pablo Oliveira added nine kills. Radu Wyrwas compiled 24 assists, five digs, and three blocks as Eryk Kowalski notched a match-high six blocks. Gabriel Rivera contributed five digs in the Bearcats’ win.

Ryan Murdie totaled 10 kills and six digs as Tom Kotrys posted seven kills and five blocks for Medaille. Andrew Nawotka registered seven kills and four digs while Ryan Maxwell collected 27 assists, five digs, and five blocks.