Current squad edges Alumni in Annual Game, 3-2

Current squad edges Alumni in Annual Game, 3-2

(Nashua, NH) After starting off the game with a huge block by senior Alex Xenidis (Class of 2012) on alumni Matt Ferreira (Class of 2010) the Rivier Alumni tore ahead when they reached double digits to take the first game from the current Raiders 25-12. The scoring attack was led by the newest alumni, Jared Andreozzi (Class of 2011), the all time leader in kills at Rivier College with 1,810. Zach Hansen (Class of 2010) led the team with 9 assists in the first game. Birthday boy Chris Markuson (Class 2015) also had a strong performance on the current Raiders side.

Game two the Raiders defeated the Alumni in a close game led by strong performances by Aaron Almario (Class of 2014) and Drew Corwin (Class of 2012) up front squeaking by 25-23. The alumni were led offensively by Greg Stanton (Class of 2006) who is not only alumni, but is also in his first year as assistant coach to Craig Kolek for the Rivier Raiders.

The third game was won by the alumni 25-16 in an offensive romp led by big man Scotty Wright (Class of 2009) and heads up play by Kurt Monaco (Class of 2006). The current Raiders were held up by the veteran play of Steve Visentin (Class of 2013) and high flyer Tajh Stokes (Class of 2012).

Trading blow for blow the 2012 Raiders won game four over the alumni in a close one 25-22. The Raiders held the alumni defensively behind huge blocks by freshman Shane Spellman (Class of 2015). Freshman Brendan Tutino (Class of 2015) also came up with huge kills for the Raiders in big spots to put them ahead. Andy Chace (Class of 2006) and Nhut Chau (Class of 2006) showed flashes of their historic 2006 final four appearance at times during this set.

Showing the alumni who the Muldoon belongs to now the 2012 River College Raiders defeated the alumni in the final set 25-19 winning the day 3-2. The biggest moments in the final match came when Visentin came up with a huge block against Jared Andreozzi and Scotty Wright received his 1,000 technical foul. John Furka was in attendance but did not play.