FAIRFIELD, CONN. (February 14, 2014)—Senior Brad Borsay (Richmond, R.I.) led all players with 14 kills as the Sacred Heart men's volleyball team was swept by Princeton Friday night in the William H. Pitt Center. Junior Raymond Satagaj (Rocky Hill, Conn.) hit .714 recording six of his 11 attacks for kills. The Pioneers fall to 4-6 overall, and 1-2 in Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball action, while the Tigers pick up their first win of the season to improve to 1-4, and 1-0 in conference play.
The Pioneers jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the first set, but they couldn't hold onto it as back-and-forth action saw Princeton take a 12-8 lead on a SHU attack error. Sacred Heart worked its way back towards the end, tying the game at 22 on a kill from Satagaj. A kill from Princeton tipped the score back in their favor and they went on to take the set 25-23.
Princeton took the first point on a SHU attack error and held that lead for the majority of the second set. But Jason Kinney (Salem, N.H.) put the Pioneers back in the game with back-to-back service aces as a part of a four-point service run that tied the game at 15. Sacred Heart got its first lead on a Will LeClerc (Fairfield, Conn.) kill, 18-17, but it didn't last long as the Tigers reclaimed the lead on SHU errors on the way to the 25-22 win.
The final set mirrored the previous two with both teams battling keeping the score close throughout, but two three-point service runs for Princeton made all the difference as the Tigers took the 25-22 win. Borsay led the set with seven kills hitting .385.
Sacred Heart is back in action tomorrow night when they host George Mason at 7:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center.