Pittsford, NY-Playing in their season opener, second-ranked Nazareth College defeated the Spartans 3-0. Set scores were 25-12, 25-18, and 25-18.
Brett Cawthorn (West Seneca, NY/St. Francis) led the D'Youville offense with eight kills.
With the loss D'Youville falls to 2-3 and have lost three-straight after opening the season with a pair of wins. The Spartans are now 0-1 in United Volleyball Conference play.
"We had moments tonight," said Spartans' Head coach John Hutton. "Just not enough to beat the second-ranked team in the country. We have said since day one this season, it's going to be process."
Next on the schedule is a pair of UVC matches at MIT. February 8 the Spartans play #4 SUNY New Paltz at 1:00 p.m. and Vassar College at 5:00 p.m. The UVC weekend road trip winds up with a match versus #12 MIT February 9 at 12:30 p.m.