The Wells College men's volleyball team earned a historic victory Friday, defeating Southern Virginia in three sets in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday, earning the Express their first NCAA tournament win for any sport in school history.
The win also extends the program record for single-season victories with 28, and is the second-straight win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
Set scores were 25-21, 25-23 and 25-23 in Wells' favor. The match was played at Canavan Arena at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Caden O'Loughlin recorded 12 kills, seven digs and two aces. Robert Patzer had 11 kills, and Joe Zimmerman was a defensive standout with a team-high nine digs to go with seven kills. Josh Undari was credited with 33 assists, three kills and seven digs.
Two Wells sports teams had previously competed in NCAA tournaments. The 2010-11 men's basketball team and 2013-14 women's basketball team both earned qualifications for NCAAs as NEAC champions, but both were defeated in the first round of the national tournament.
Wells was slated to take on host Stevens on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
Baldwinsville 18, Auburn 3: Griffin Dautrich had two goals and Lucas Hogan recorded a goal and an assist for the Maroons. Goalie Aiden Tardif made 12 saves.
Baldwinsville 4, Auburn 0: The Maroons were no-hit by the reigning NYSPHSAA Class AA finalist Bees and pitcher Jason Savacool, who is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the United States. Ryan Birchard, Jacob Sanders and Jacob Coleman each lasted two innings on the mound for the Maroons. Coleman was nearly perfect, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out four.
Auburn (2-3) hosts Jamesville-DeWitt on Monday.