March 1, 2013

Pioneers Fall in Four to Princeton

Princeton, N.J. (March 1, 2013)—Benjamin Thomas (Swansea, Ill.) posted 35 assists as the Sacred Heart Men's Volleyball team fell to Princeton in four sets Friday night. Brad Borsay led the team with 12 kills, while Travis Vonholt (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) hit 45.5% with seven kills on 11 attempts. The Pioneers are now 2-10 this season and 1-6 in conference play.

Despite jumping out to a 3-1 lead on Borsay's three-point service run, the Pioneers never seemed to get going in the opening set. The Tigers quickly tied the set at five, and then after some back and forth, took a commanding 16-10 lead on Devin Stearns and Michael Dyes service runs. Borsay and Adrian Fernandez (San Juan, PR) led the team with two kills each in Sacred Heart 25-16 set loss. 

The Pioneers held an early lead in the second set, but not past the 5-5 tie, as Princeton took the set 25-18 and the 2-0 match lead. Borsay led the set with four kills, while Fernandez hit 33.3% with two kills on six attempts with no errors.

The third set was Sacred Heart's best of the match as the Pioneers hit 36.1% outkilling the Tigers 17-13. The score tied 10 times in the third set. With the set knotted at 20, SHU reached set point on Borsay's five-point service run, but Princeton rallied at the end coming within one of catching the Pioneers. Vonholt  sent down a monster kill to give Sacred Heart its only set win of the match 25-23. The freshman middle led the set hitting 71.4% with five kills on seven attempts with no errors.

Princeton dominated the fourth set never allowing SHU to rally two serves together. The Pioneers hit -0.83% to the Tigers' 65.0% in the 25-10 set loss. 

Sacred Heart is back in action Saturday night at George Mason.