Thursday, 23 March 2023

NCAA Mens Volleyball

No. 7 Messiah Sweeps Blue Jays

Southern Virginia

GRANTHAM, Pa.– The Elizabethtown men’s volleyball fell to No. 7 Messiah in straight sets, Wednesday evening in a non-conference matchup. 

The first set started tight as the two teams traded points until Elizabethtown recorded three points in a row on Messiah errors. Leading,8-6 another Falcons error and a kill from Tony Camillo brought the Blue Jays lead to 10-8. From there, Messiah gained momentum shelling out four consecutive points to take over the lead. Messiah moved to a four-point lead following two Etown errors at 18-14. A kill from Nick Chapman kept the Falcons lead by four. Messiah held their lead through the end of the set to win, 25-20. 

To start set two, Elizabethtown jumped to a 5-1 lead after four points in a row. A kill from Chapman, an ace from Blake Hildebrand, and a block by Camillo and Steve Swain put the Blue Jays in front. The Blue Jays held onto their lead with three consecutive points at 11-6. Messiah then rattled off four straight points coming within one of Etown. The Falcons quickly took over as they went on a 11-1 run which jumped them to a, 21-14 lead. Two Messiah errors and kills from Chapman and Swain ended the points for Etown as they fell, 25-17. 

The final set was close as Elizabethtown started off with a 6-4 lead following four consecutive points. After trading points, Messiah went on a 6-0 run to take a four-point lead. After a few Messiah errors, the Blue Jays came back within on of the Falcons at, 15-16. Through the end of the set, the Blue Jays trailed by no more than but ultimately fell, 22-25 in the…

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