Charleston overpowers Alderson Broaddus to stay undefeated

Photo courtesy of Charleston athletics

The volleybrawl of West Virginia did not last long and was overwhelmingly one-sided.

Charleston finished with a .482 attack percentage as it swept its in-state rival Alderson Broaddus 25-12, 25-21, 25-16 on Tuesday in Philippi, West Virginia, to remain undefeated and continue its best start in program history.

Setter Paul Stommel guided the offense to season-low four attack errors in the non-conference victory. The Golden Eagles (9-0, 0-0 EIVA) in the opening game did not commit an attack error and had a match-best .733 attack percentage.


Opposite Brandon Horn-Bostel led all players with 10 kills against Alderson Broaddus (2-6, 0-1 IVA). Outside attacker Felipe Mendes also had eight kills and zero errors on a .571 attack percentage to help extend Charleston’s winning streak to nine matches.

Charleston out-blocked Alderson Broaddus 12 to zero with middle attacker Veit Bils having a match-high six blocks.

Alderson Broaddus had a negative attack percentage for the majority of the match and finished hitting .011.

Outside attacker Nate Rogers led Alderson Broaddus with nine kills. Rogers, though, was the only Battler to have multiple kills and more than a zero attack percentage as the team suffered its fifth straight loss.

Charleston with this win remains one of five undefeated teams in NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball. In addition, the Golden Eagles have already matched their win total from last season.

This was the first meeting since 2018 between Alderson Broaddus and Charleston – the only two NCAA Division I-II men’s volleyball teams in West Virginia. Charleston is now on a four-match winning streak against Alderson Broaddus dating back to 2017.