Rochester, NY - The D'Youville men's volleyball dropped a pair of matches Saturday afternoon at Nazareth, falling to the Elmira Soaring Eagles 3-1 and the Nazareth Golden Flyers 3-0.
In the first match of the day, D'Youville faced off against Elmira. The Soaring Eagles took the first set 25-14, but the Spartans would come back to tie the match at 1-1 with a 25-22 second set win. Elmira would get back out in front with a 25-15 third set win and then go on to win the match 3-1 by winning the fourth set 25-18.
Two players had double-digit kills in the match, led by Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) with 16 and Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) tallied 10 kills. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the team with 28 assists and recorded eight digs, tied for the team lead with Stroh.
Chance MacDowell (Bloomfield, NY/Bloomfield) and Karl Jauch (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) each had five digs, with Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East) contributing two kills and three blocks. James Oliver (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville South) also saw playing time for the team.
The second match of the day saw the Spartans fall to Nazareth 3-0. The Golden Flyers took the first set 25-14, followed by wins in the second set of 25-16 and 25-21 in the third set to win the match 3-0.
Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) and Stroh each had seven kills to lead the team, followed by Bochacki with four and Danny Steck (Lancaster, NY/St. Francis) with three. James Zeiger (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) had five digs, as did Bochacki. Kilijanski had team highs with 16 assists and six digs.
The next match for the Spartans comes this Thursday, March 13 as they travel to Penn State-Behrend. D'Youville will play the Lions at 7:00pm.