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Soaring Eagles Pick Up Pair of Victories on Saturday at the Cougar Classic

Hilbert College

DALLAS, PA. – The Elmira College men’s volleyball team would wrap up the Misericordia Cougar Classic with a pair of victories on Saturday afternoon. After sweeping the Knights from NJCU in three sets, the Soaring Eagles would be tested a bit more in the second match of the afternoon, as they defeated Drew 3-2 which included a 15-7 victory in the third set.

JUST THE BASICS (Match 1):

Location: Dallas, Pa. | Anderson Center

Score: Elmira: 3, NJCU: 0

Records: Elmira: (4-4, 0-0 UVC), NJCU (0-5, 0-0 Skyline)

JUST THE BASICS (Match 2):

Location: Dallas, Pa. | Anderson Center

Score: Elmira: 3, Drew: 2

Records: Elmira: (5-4, 0-0 UVC), Drew (4-7)

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Against the Knights, the Soaring Eagles would use a 15-8 run in the middle of its first set to jump out to an early 21-16 advantage. From there, Elmira would score four of the final seven points which saw kills from Dylan Vargas ’27, Luke Jatta ’27, Jordan Peiser ’24, and capped off by Alex Vega ’26. In the opening set, Elmira would see a match-high seven attacking errors despite a .273 hitting percentage.
  • In the second set, Elmira would cruise to a 25-20 victory to take a 2-0 advantage in the match. With the score tied at 6-6, Elmira would use a 7-1 run which featured four kills in order to take a 12-7 lead. From there, Elmira would not look back and would eventually take the set on a service error from NJCU’s Amaru Perales. 
  • In the third and final set, Elmira would find itself down 16-15 late, but five consecutive points for the Soaring Eagles who gained a 20-16 lead. As the set wound…

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