Buffalo, NY - The D'Youville men's volleyball team suffered a loss to the Medaille Mavericks on Tuesday evening by the final score of 3-0.
The first set of the evening was an even battle throughout. Medaille led by three at 7-4, but D'Youville would come back to tie it at 8-8. The Mavericks would then regain their lead by going up 15-12, but the Spartans would again come back and tie it at 17-17. Going back and forth, the two teams would go point-for-point until Medaille jumped out to a 24-20 lead and they would go on to win the first set 25-23.
Medaille took the momentum of a first set win into the second as they led 8-4 early. The Spartans would trail by three before the Mavericks took a six-point advantage at 16-10. D'Youville was never able to close the gap enough as Medaille would take the second set 25-20.
Set number three was led by the Spartans early as they went up 8-6. However Medaille stormed back to take a 16-12 lead over D'Youville. With the Mavericks leading 22-16, the Spartans went on a 6-1 run to trail 23-22. Despite their late rally, D'Youville was unable to win the set as Medaille scored the final two points, winning the set 25-22 and the match 3-0.
Leading the team in kills with eight was Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West). Following him was the team's overall leading in Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) with six. Stroh was second on the team in digs as well with 10; one behind Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) who recorded 11.
The next match for the men comes this Thursday, March 2 at Penn State-Behrend. Match time is scheduled for 7pm.