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Wiles, Wiechecki Named to All-Tournament Team at The Clash at Kean

Wiles, Wiechecki Named to All-Tournament Team at The Clash at Kean

UNION, N.J. - The Marymount men's volleyball team split two matches on the final day of the Clash at Kean Saturday at Harwood Arena, posting a 25-12, 25-21, 25-19 over Lasell before falling in four sets to No. 2 Stevens, 19-25, 25-21 25-21, 21-19. Senior TJ Wiechecki and junior Eric Wiles were named to the all-tournament team.

The Saints (7-3) extended their win streak to a season-high four-straight with the win over Lasell. Two of the team's three losses this season have come against teams ranked in the top-10 of the AVCA Division III Coaches Top 15 Poll.

On Saturday, Wiechecki totaled 29 kills and 19 digs in two matches, including 19 kills and 12 digs versus Stevens. He finished the tournament with 40 kills and 25 digs, an average of 4.00 kills and 2.5 digs per set.

Wiles had 30 kills and 15 digs in 10 sets, posting 13 kills and seven digs against Stevens.

In the opener against Lasell, sophomore Sam Safley led the way with 13 kills, five block assists and four digs as Marymount improved to 6-0 in three-set matches this season. Wiechecki added 10 kills and seven digs as the duo accounted for 23 of the team's 34 kills while posting a .260 hitting percentage.

Wiles had five kills and six digs. Senior Erich Bratke had 19 assists.

Against the Ducks, the Saints won the first set, hitting .323 with 14 kills. Despite a back-and-forth, tightly contested match, errors limited Marymount's ability to pull out its second top-5 victory this season. The team had 21 service errors and 26 attack errors, largely because of Stevens' 12 total blocks.

Wiechecki and Wiles led the offense which totaled 56 kills while Safley added 10. However the trio accounted for 21 of the team's 26 attack errors and 96 of the team's 127 attempts.

Bratke had 44 assists.

The Saints host a tri-match with CVC rival and No. 7 Kean as well as Lancaster Bible next Saturday, February 3 beginning at 2 p.m.