Buffalo, NY-Elmira College came to the College Center Gym as the twelfth-ranked team in the latest AVCA/Division III Coaches Poll and the nationally ranked Soaring Eagles humbled D'Youville in three sets.
Game scores were 25-15, 25-13, 25-14.
Ed Kerber (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) registered a team-high six kills for the Spartans.
D'Youville falls to 2-8 overall and 0-6 in United Volleyball Conference play.
"As an inexperienced team learning their way, there has to be some good in the losses," stated Spartans' Head coach John Hutton after the match. "There wasn't a lot on the positive side tonight. And unfortunately, that's part too of the learning process."
The Spartans play at Wells College February 28 at 7:00 p.m. then turn south to play at Penn State Altoona March 1 at 1:00 p.m.