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Lakers Finish Bryant & Stratton, Ocean County in Straight Sets

Lakers Finish Bryant & Stratton, Ocean County in Straight Sets

GLEN ELLYN, IL - The Finger Lakes Community College men's volleyball program kicked off the first day of the NJCAA men's volleyball national invitational at the College of DuPage Friday afternoon, defeating Bryant & Stratton (WI), 3-0, followed by a 3-0 sweep over Ocean County Community College in game two.

Game one vs. Bryant & Stratton

The Lakers offensive prowess was on full display, as they hit a combined .347 with an impressive 36 kills in game one.

Jonah Grbic (Victor, N.Y./ Victor) was a key contributor to the team's success, recording 10 kills on 18 attempts for a hitting percentage of .389. Nick Ferris (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Canandaigua) and Ian Meeks (Victor, N.Y./ Victor) were also instrumental in the Lakers offense, adding 10 kills each to the total. Ferris would finish the game with an efficent .562 hitting percentage. Bryce Ceravolo (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Canandaigua) continued to set his teammates up for success, finishing with 30 assists in 3 sets played.

Defensively, the Lakers were equally impressive. AJ DeBalso (Canandaigua, N.Y./ Canandaigua) and Samuel Guardado (San Salvador, El Salvador/ Josue Christian) played a crucial role in the team's victory with 13 and 6 digs, respectively. The Lakers came up big in the block category, with a total of 6 as a team. Freshman Daniel Seymour (Bellmore, N.Y./ John F. Kennedy) and Bryce Ceravolo each contributing 2 blocks to the conclude an overall effort on the Lakers side of the court.

Game two vs. Ocean County

In their second game of the national invitational, the Lakers defeated Ocean County Community College in straight sets, advancing to the crossover round of the invitational.

The Lakers showed a strong offense, with impressive performances from Nick Ferris, who recorded 8 kills, as well as Jonah Grbic, who added 9 kills and 6 digs. Setter Bryce Ceravolo continued to come up big for the Lakers in the team's second game of the day as he dished out 28 assists and added 4 service aces, while Ian Meeks contributed 8 kills and 2 blocks.

On defense, freshman Daniel Seymour continued to prove his might, adding 1 block solo and 3 block assists to go along with 4 kills on the attack.

The Lakers move on to the crossover round today at 6 PM EST against an opponent to be determined. To keep up to date with the men's volleyball invitational, please visit or the College of DuPage's informational page here.