Tuesday, 21 March 2023

NCAA Mens Volleyball

Men’s Volleyball Uses Golden Performance To Down No. 12 Nazareth On Wednesday 3-1

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Just two weeks removed from dropping a five-set thriller at home, the Elmira College men’s volleyball program went on the road and defeated No. 12 Nazareth College 3-1 in United Volleyball Conference action on Wednesday night inside Kidera Gymnasium.

SCORE: Elmira 3, No. 12 Nazareth 1
LOCATION: Rochester, New York | Kidera Gymnasium
TEAM RECORDS: Elmira (9-3, 2-1 UVC), Nazareth (14-5, 0-4 UVC)
The Soaring Eagles would get a combined 39 kills on the night from the trio of Alberto Mauricio ’25, Edwin Sosa ’25, and Jordan Peiser ’24 as Mauricio would lead all players with 17 kills in the match. Elmira would go on to hit .353 as a team in the opening set and delivered 16 kills en route to a 25-21 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the match.
Attacking errors would plague the Purple & Gold in the second set as the Golden Flyers would rally to knot the score in the match 1-1 following a 25-14 victory. Elmira would be charged with 10 attacking errors in the set while Nazareth hit .348 as a team to go along with 10 kills and just a pair of attack errors.
The Purple & Gold looked for a rally of their own in the third set and would do just that after falling behind late in the set to the Golden Flyers. Elmira would rally to knot the score 20-20 after making a run before eventually securing a 25-23 victory to gain a 2-1 advantage in the match. EC recorded a match-high 18 kills as a team in the set while hitting .297 on 37 total attempts.
Nazareth would lead midway through the fourth set before the Soaring Eagles…

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