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NCAA Mens Volleyball

Soaring Eagles Down Hawks in Four-Set Victory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ELMIRA, N.Y. – Elmira College men’s volleyball took care of business Thursday evening, defeating Hilbert College in four sets for its sixth win of the season. Edwin Sosa ’25 and Luke Jata ’27 each tallied double-digit kills during the match, with 14 and 10, respectively.

JUST THE BASICS:

Location: Elmira, NY | Speidel Gymnasium

Score: Elmira: 3, Hilbert: 1

Records: Elmira: (6-4, 0-0 UVC), Hilbert (3-4, 0-0 AMCC)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Elmira began the first set scoring the first six points, with two kills coming from Jordan Peiser ’24. After Hilbert got on the board, the Soaring Eagles scored three more in succession. From that point on, EC was able to control the set, which ended in a 25-11 advantage for Elmira.
  • Elmira hit .545 in the opening set, with Peiser leading the team with four kills, while Gabriel Staron ’27 slammed three kills on three attempts for the Soaring Eagles. In total, the team tallied 15 kills in the first set.
  • The Purple & Gold began the second set on a 10-4 run, with three kills from Sosa. However, the Hawks got back into the game, going on a 10-5 run that saw Elmira’s lead shrink to one point. From that point, a pair of Sosa kills highlighted a five-point unanswered run, and the Soaring Eagles were able to take control, finishing the set with a 25-22 win. Sosa notched six kills in the second set, while Elmira posted a hitting percentage of .214.
  • The third set was a back-and-forth contest between the two sides, with 12 tied scores and two lead changes. Despite a four-kill…

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