ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa.– The Elizabethtown men’s volleyball team earned their sixth win of the season on Thursday evening as they defeated Widener at home, 3-1.
The first set started with Widener in the lead, 6-4 after a kill and an ace. Through the next few points the two teams went back and forth before Etown tied up the set, 9-9. Two straight kills from Finch put the Blue Jays out in front, 13-12. After some more back-n-forth, Elizabethtown went on a 6-1 run extending their lead to 22-16. The Pride and Blue Jays ended the set trading points with Etown coming out on top, 25-19.
Widener was again out in front to start set two as they held a 5-3 lead. After three straight Blue Jay errors, the Pride jumped to a 9-5 lead and then pulled out to a 13-7 lead. A kill from Mason Boyer and Finch brought Etown within four. After four points in a row, the Blue Jays came just within two of the Pride at 16-14. Three errors in a row committed by Widener tied up the set, 17-17. The Blue Jays then rattled off five straight to lead 22-19 and would come out with a 26-24 win as Smith, Nick Chapman, and Cody Boyer contributed points down the stretch.
The third set saw Elizabethtown come out with an 8-5 lead. A kill from Smith and Chapman pulled them ahead, 10-7. Widener then gained momentum tallying four straight points to take over the lead, 13-11. The Pride took charge near the end of the set as…