Pioneers Keep Post-Season Hopes Alive, With 3-1 Win

Pioneers Keep Post-Season Hopes Alive, With 3-1 Win

The Sacred Heart men's volleyball team kept their playoffs dreams alive, as they picked up a 3-1 win over the Highlanders of NJIT. SHU was led by Emerson Waumans who tallied an impressive 18 kills, of his 27 attempts, to finish the night with a .519 kill percentage. The Pioneers play their final game of the regular season tomorrow, as they take on the Princeton.


  • Waumans was a force at the net, hitting .519 percent, and ended the night with 18 kills
  • Joshua Ayzenberg, who leads the NCAA in digs per set, registered 11 total digs
  • Taylor Bloomquist added six total blocks at the net, as he continues to display his dominance in blocking in the EIVA
  • Eduardo Zardo, last weeks EIVA Offensive Player of the Week, dished out 34 assists on the night

SET 1-

  • The Pioneers were red hot to start the match, jumping to a 10-3 lead following a Emerson Waumans service ace
  • The Highlanders did their best to make a comeback but the Pioneers were at a pace, not looking back to take the first set 25-20

Set 2-

  • The Highlanders started the second set with more promise, as the score stood 6-3 in favor of SHU, till the Pioneers went on an 4-0 run to move the score to 10-3, following a Waumans kill
  • Sacred Heart was just too focused, as they sprung to a 18-8 lead after a Christopher DeLucie service ace
  • The Pioneers ended the set in fashion, 25-11, as they moved to the third set in sights of a sweep

SET 3-

  • The Pioneers started the third set slow, as NJIT jumped to a 9-4 lead
  • SHU showed signs of fatigue as they trailed the Highlanders 19-10, after a NJIT service ace
  • The Highlanders weren't going down without a fight as they ended the third set, 25-13 to keep things interesting

SET 4-

  • Each team started the final set exchanging points, as the score stood 6-6
  • The Pioneers managed to regroup, as they went on a six point run to jump to a 11-7 lead, following an attack error from the Highlanders
  • Sacred Heart had their eyes on the prize from the get go, and had no sight of letting this one slip out of their hands, as they took the final set 25-17, after a DeLucie kill
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