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Highlanders Win Sixth Straight; Sweeps Regular Season Series from Charleston (W. Va.)

Highlanders Win Sixth Straight; Sweeps Regular Season Series from Charleston (W. Va.)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The NJIT men's volleyball team won its sixth straight, sweeping the regular season series from Charleston (W. Va.), 3-0, Saturday afternoon in EIVA Conference action at Wehrle Arena.

NJIT, which has won the last eight-out-of-nine matches this season, improves to 13-7 on the season, 6-3 in EIVA while Charleston drops to 10-11 overall, 0-9 in the EIVA.

The Highlanders six straight wins ties NJIT's longest win streak, which was set last season (2016), when NJIT won six straight (March 8 to April 1).

The 13 wins for NJIT matches the highest win total for the Highlanders since 2008, when the Highlanders advanced to the EIVA semifinals.

The Highlanders won in straight sets Saturday – 27-25, 25-18 and 25-20.

The match-leader on the day was NJIT's senior Jabarry Goodridge with 12 kills, notching a .526 hitting percentage with just two errors to go along with three service aces.

NJIT's Luke Robbe and Raymond Kowalski each notched nine kills, as middle Robbe was a perfect 1.000 in the match with nine kills on nine attempts.

Freshman Luke Allmond recorded a .636 hitting percentage, with eight kills on 11 swings and one error while Kowalski combined for a match-best 11 digs.

Highlander setter Cameron Tait piled up 35 assists in the win.

Charleston (WV) Ryan Santos was the Golden Eagles leader with 10 kills followed by Byron Hurd with nine kills.

Setter Anthony Rivera combined for a team-best 25 assists and added four digs for the home team. Hurd notched a team-high seven digs.

NJIT will break and return to action on March 31 when the Highlanders visit Saint Francis U at 7pm followed by Penn State on April 1 at 7pm. In the first meeting against the Red Flash, the Highlanders took the five set tilt while against the Nittany Lions, who were ranked #14 at the time, topped the Highlanders, 3-2.