Elmira, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball finished their weekend of matches at Elmira on Saturday afternoon by falling to the Elmira Soaring Eagles 3-1 and the Cairn Highlanders 3-1.
The host Soaring Eagles took the first match of the day 25-19, 22-25, 25-18, and 25-20. Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) led the team with 15 kills and 10 digs, posting a double-double. Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added nine kills, two service aces, and three blocks with Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East) recording eight kills and three blocks. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) had a team high 34 assists as well.
In the second match of the day, D'Youville again fell 3-1 but this time to Cairn with the scores of 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, and 25-21. Stroh again registered a double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs and Khadra tied Stroh for the team lead with 14 kills, his career high. James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) led the team with 14 digs as Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) had six kills and five digs. Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) had two kills and five digs while James Oliver (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) saw playing time as well.
The next match for D'Youville will come on Wednesday, January 31 as they host Penn State-Behrend in their home opener at 7:00pm.