February 16, 2013

Pioneers Drop Match to Penn State 3-0

Fairfield, Conn. (February 16, 2013)—The Sacred Heart Men's Volleyball team fell in three sets to Penn State Saturday night in the William H. Pitt Center. Brad Borsay (Richmond, R.I.) led the match with nine kills, hitting .304 only committing two errors. The Pioneers are now 1-8 on the season and 0-4 against EIVA opponents.

Adrian Fernandez (San Juan, PR) recorded three kills on nine attempts in the first set. The Pioneers hung close in the beginning, but with the score tied at six, the Nittany Lions went on a 6-1 run lifting them to the lead they would ride through to the 25-17 set win.

Penn State opened the second set with consecutive kills from Aaron Russell for a 2-0 lead and never looked back. The Nittany Lions never relinquished the lead in the set. With Penn State at set point, Sacred Heart rallied four points, but a Pioneer attack error gave the Nittany Lions the 2-0 match lead with the 25-18 win.

The Pioneers took the opening point of the third set, but Penn State quickly took the lead. Down 10-7, Borsay sent down a kill sparking SHU's 7-2 run that boosted the Pioneers to a 14-12 lead. The teams exchanged points, but the Pioneers remained on top until a SHU attack error tied the game at 19. The score tied three more times before Tom Comfort's kill clinched the match with the 25-23 set win.

Sacred Heart hits the road next weekend, heading to Rutgers-Newark on Thursday and NJIT on Saturday.