Keuka Park, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to the Wells Express on Sunday afternoon to close out their weekend at Keuka.
Wells took an 8-4 lead over the Spartans to begin the match, increasing their lead to 15-9. Trailing 18-13, D'Youville scored seven consecutive points to take over the lead at 20-18. The Express tied the set at 21-21 before the Spartans would take four of the next five points and win the first set 25-22.
The second set began with Wells jumping out to an early lead at 8-4. That four-point deficit was the smallest that the Spartans would face for the remainder of the set as the Express went up 20-8 and went on to win the set 25-14.
The Express were strong again to begin the third set with a 6-0 lead. D'Youville battled back to trail by three before Wells extended their lead to eight at 13-5. As the set went on, the Express grew their lead as they went on to win the set 25-14.
D'Youville fell behind Wells 11-2 to open the fourth set. The Express continued to build on their lead, increasing it to 11 and they would win by the same margin, defeating the Spartans 25-16 in the fourth set and winning the match 3-1.
All nine players on the Spartans roster recorded at least a dig in the match. Collin McMahon (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) led the team with nine, adding a team high 32 assists. Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) led the team with 14 kills, with Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) adding nine.
Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) and Ed Kerber (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) each had two digs, with James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) chipping in with six. Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) and Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) each had five kills as well. Zach Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had six kills, tied with Krass.
The next match for the men comes on Tuesday, March 14 as the men play at Medaille at 7pm.