Thursday, 23 March 2023

NCAA Mens Volleyball

Blue Jays Cruise Past Cairn


LANGHORNE, Pa.– The Elizabethtown men’s volleyball was back in action tonight for the first time since February 18th as they swept Cairn in a non-conference match. 

Elizabethtown had a slow start in set one as Cairn first took a, 6-2 lead. Etown took over the lead at 8-7 as two Steve Swain kills sandwiched a Highlander attack error. After trading points, Cairn re-took the lead by five as they tallied three points in a row. Etown came back within one after four consecutive points led by two Nick Chapman kills. After two Cairn errors, the Blue Jays led by just one at 24-23. Etown came out on top, 26-24 following a kill from Kyle McKiernan

Set two started different as Elizabethtown was out on top, 6-2 following a kill from Cheston Jacobs. A kill from Blake Hildebrand and an ace from Jacobs extended Etown’s lead, 10-4. After going on a 5-2 run, Cairn trailed 12-9 to the Blue Jays. Three consecutive Highlander errors kept Etown with a substantial lead. After some back and forth, Elizabethtown totaled four in a row to take a, 22-13 lead. Three Cairn errors and an ace from Jacobs extended Etown’s lead. Cairn recorded four more final points before a Cairn service error gave the Blue Jays the 25-17 win. 

Set three saw, Elizabethtown jump out to a 5-2 lead after four points in a row. Kills from Swain and Jacobs, and an ace from Tony Camillo. Kills from Chapman and Camillo tied up the set, 10-10. The Blue Jays then rattled off four points led by Swain and McKiernan. Cairn picked up three more points before the Blue Jays added three more in a row to lead, 17-14. Through,…

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