Buffalo, NY – The D'Youville men's volleyball team earned their first home win of the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Hiram Terriers by the final score of 3-0.
D'Youville led early in the first set of the match, holding a 6-3 lead over Hiram. The Terriers would come back and tie the score at 10-10 before the Spartans would go on a 6-0 run and then eventually take a 21-17 lead. That momentum continued for D'Youville through the end of the set as they won the first 25-19.
Hiram took the lead early in the second set and went up 10-7 over D'Youville. However the Spartans would tie it at 11-11 and then take an 18-15 advantage. The two teams battled to a 22-22 tie before D'Youville scored the final three points and took the second set 25-22.
After trailing to begin the third, the Terriers would fight their way back to tie the score at 11-11 before taking a 13-12 lead. That advantage grew to three at 19-16, but the Spartans would answer and tie the set at 20-20. Tied at 22, D'Youville would again score the final three points in the set and take the third and final set 25-22 and the match 3-0.
Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the team with 31 assists in the match and tied Danny Steck (Lancaster, NY/St. Francis) with a team high three service aces. Steck was tied Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East) for second on the team in kills with six, as Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) had a team high 13 kills and six digs. Both Khadra and Stroh each had four blocks to lead the team.
Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) recorded five kills as Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) tallied three and four digs. James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) had three digs and Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) added one.
The next match for the men comes next Saturday, February 17 as they travel to Keuka to play the Wolfpack at 11:00am.