Video: Freshman leads Queens to first sweep in program history

Back from an injury, outside attacker Nic Cavallaro wasted no time having a big offensive performance.

Cavallaro in his first start after missing a month of the season because of a concussion finished with 10 kills on a .667 attack percentage as Queens swept Bluefield College 25-18, 25-19, 25-11 on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The freshman had zero attack errors and was one of three Queens players with at least nine kills against Bluefield. Opposite Marco Vecellio had a match-high 11 kills, while outside attacker Tristan Santoyo added nine kills and led all players with 11 digs.


All three pin hitters also had at least a .300 attack percentage for the first-year Division II men’s volleyball program.

Queens out-hit its NAIA opponent Bluefield .329 to .012, including having a match-best .632 attack percentage in the third game to complete its first sweep in program history.

Cavallaro led all players with five kills on a perfect 1.000 attack percentage in the second game. The Royals also led by as many as eight points as they took a two-game lead in the match.

Queens in its seven-point opening game win held Bluefield to a negative attack percentage. In addition, Vecellio had a game-high four kills.

With this victory, the Royals end their seven-match losing streak that included six straight three-game losses.

Queens, which is competing as an independent team without a conference affiliation in its inaugural season, will continue its home stand as it plays host to North Greenville on Friday.

Check out the video highlights filmed by Off the Block of this match.