Pittsford, NY - The D'Youville men's volleyball team bounced back with a 1-1 record on Saturday afternoon as they defeated the St. John Fisher Cardinals 3-0 and fell to the Nazareth Golden Flyers 3-0.
D'Youville began their match with a 25-17 first set victory over St. John Fisher, followed by a 27-25 second set victory. The Spartans closed out the match with a 25-23 third set win, avenging a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals two weeks prior.
Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) led the team with 14 kills, adding four digs, two service aces, and two blocks. Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Willilamsville East) recorded eight kills with a team high six blocks while James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) led the team with eight digs. Both Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) had five blocks each and Kilijankski led the team with 18 assists. Danny Steck (Lancaster, NY/St. Francis) also added three blocks.
In the second match of the day, the Spartans fell to the Golden Flyers 3-0. Nazareth won the match with the scores of 25-18, 25-15, and 25-14.
Stroh again led the team with seven kills followed by six kills from Khadra. Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added three kills with three digs in the match, as Steck had three kills. Stroh and Zeiger each had a team high six digs.
The next set of matches for the men will come on Sunday, February 11 as they host Thiel, Hiram, and Medaille in a quad-match. D'Youville will play Thiel at 10:00am and Hiram at 4:00pm, while Medaille will play Hiram at 12:00pm and Thiel at 2:00pm.