Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball team suffered a loss to the Medaille Mavericks on Thursday evening by the final score of 3-1.
Medaille took an early lead in the first set on the match at 11-6. They then grew their lead to eight as the Mavericks had an 18-9 advantage over the Spartans. That lead continued to grow until the first set ended as Medaille won by the score 25-15.
The second set was again led by Medaille 11-6 after a 4-0 scoring run from the Mavericks. D'Youville would battle back to trail by two at 17-15 and then three at 21-18, but Medaille would again pull away and go on to win the second set 25-19.
After the two teams were tied 8-8 in the third, D'Youville would score five straight points to take a 13-8 lead. The Mavericks would pull to within three of the Spartan's lead several times, then trail by two and eventually one at 24-23, but D'Youville would hold on to win the third set 25-23.
In the fourth set, the Mavericks jumped out to an eight-point lead over the Spartans. D'Youville would fight back to trail by four at 18-14, but Medaille would again create distance between the two teams and go on to win the set 25-19 and the match 3-1.
Collin McMahon (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) led the team with 32 assists in the match, adding six digs and two blocks. As he has done throughout the season, Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) led the team with 22 kills. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) recorded a team high 12 digs to go with four kills.
Zach Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the team with three service aces, while Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) added four kills. Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) had three kills in the match while James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) contributed four digs and Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) added an assist.
The men will finish their season this weekend as they host the NEAC Crossover. D'Youville will play at 10am against Wells and 6pm against SUNY Poly on Saturday, April 1. The Spartans will then face Keuka on Sunday, April 2 at 2pm to conclude their 2017 season.