Monday, 27 March 2023

NCAA Mens Volleyball

Soaring Eagles Record Pair of Sunday Sweeps Against Adrian and Medaille

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Elmira Men’s Volleyball team was able to avenge last nights’ loss in Buffalo to D’Youville on Sunday afternoon, picking up a pair of wins against Adrian and Medaille on the campus of Medaille University. Elmira, who posted hitting percentages of greater than .350% in each of its matches on the afternoon, head home with a pair of sweeps to conclude its weekend in Buffalo. 


SCORE: Elmira 3, Adrian 0

LOCATION: Buffalo, New York | Kevin I. Sullivan Center

TEAM RECORDS: Elmira (11-6, 2-3 UVC), Adrian (13-9, 0-2 MVCL)


The Soaring Eagles would face little issue against the Bulldogs in the attacking category, as the Soaring Eagles combined to hit .395% as a team, its second-best hitting contest of the season behind its .491% against Hilbert on January 28. The opening set would be tied at 5-5 in the early going before the Soaring Eagles and Bulldogs traded points, with the majority of both squads scoring coming in pairs over the set. With Elmira leading by three late, the Soaring Eagles would put the set to rest with a kill from Edwin Sosa ’25 to go along with a pair of Bulldog errors, taking the opening frame 25-20. 

In the second, Adrian would take five of the first six points on successful attacking and just one Soaring Eagle error. After some back-and-forth and the Soaring Eagles trailing 11-9, Elmira put together a run of six consecutive scores on a trio of Bulldog errors and kills from Alex Vega ’26, Jordan Peiser ’23, and Ryan Mattes ’23 to…

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