Erie, PA - The D'Youville men's volleyball team suffered their second loss to the Penn State-Behrend Lions this season on Thursday evening, falling by the score of 3-0.
Behrend never trailed in the first set, leading 6-3 early. They then increased their lead to 12-6 and 17-10 before going on to win the first set 25-16.
D'Youville answered in the second set by jumping out to a commanding 6-1 lead. However the Lions came back to within one at 10-9, but the Spartans were able to hold on to a 15-13 advantage. From that point on, Behrend would go on a 12-3 run to close out the set, taking it 25-18 and leading the match 2-0.
The Lions came out in the third set and put the match away. They were up 5-1, growing their lead to 11-4. D'Youville pulled to within four at 13-9, but Behrend would go on another big run at 12-2 to win the set 25-11 and the match 3-0.
Outside hitter Pat Stroh (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) almost had a double-double by leading the team with eight kills and 13 digs. Ryan Kilijanski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the team with 19 assists, adding five digs. Logan Krass (Oswego, NY/Oswego) added six kills while Zac Bochacki (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) added two blocks and Ali Khadra (Williamsville, NY/Williamsville East) leading the team with three.
The next match for D'Youville will come this Saturday, March 17 as they host Lancaster Bible at 1:00pm. They will then host Saint Elizabeth on Sunday at 1:00pm.