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Soaring Eagles Notch Pair of Victories vs. the Bengals and Highlanders on Saturday Afternoon

St. John Fisher University

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Elmira men’s volleyball traveled to Buffalo State for a tri-match against the Bengals and Highlanders on Saturday afternoon. After going down 2-1 in the first match against Buffalo State and trailing 22-19 in the fourth set, the Soaring Eagles came from behind to take the set 26-24. The Purple & Gold went on to win the fifth set 15-11 and claim the 3-2 victory over the hosts. Elmira then took care of Houghton in straight sets, earning a comfortable win over the Highlanders.

Edwin Sosa ’25 led the Soaring Eagles in kills during both matches, notching 27 and nine, respectively. Jordan Peiser ’24 tallied 15 kills during the first match, while Cache Littrell ’27, Luke Jata ’27, and Max Cohen ’25 slammed eight in the second match.

JUST THE BASICS (Match 1):

Location: Buffalo, NY | Sports Arena

Score: Elmira: 3, Buffalo State: 2

Records: Elmira: (8-10, 1-4 UVC), Buffalo State (11-12)

JUST THE BASICS (Match 2):

Location: Buffalo, NY | Sports Arena

Score: Elmira: 3, Houghton: 0

Records: Elmira: (9-10, 1-4 UVC), Houghton (2-15)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Soaring Eagles held a 12-11 lead in the middle of the first set before a six-point unanswered streak gave them a comfortable seven-point lead they held onto for the remainder of the set, coming out on top 25-21. Jata paced the squad with five kills during the first set.
  • EC would drop the second set, 27-25. After the Bengals took a 25-24 lead, a Sosa block kept the Soaring Eagles in the set. However, the hosts scored the following two points to take the set. Sosa…

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