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Men’s Volleyball Defeats Judson in Straight Sets

Men’s Volleyball Defeats Judson in Straight Sets

ADRIAN, Mich. – The Siena Heights men's volleyball team defeated Judson 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the SHU Fieldhouse. Kevin Gomez led the Saint attack with 10 kills in the winning effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Siena Heights 3, Judson 0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-22)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (SHU Fieldhouse)

Records: Siena Heights (16-8), Judson (11-13)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Saints jumped out to a 4-1 lead early in the first set. Siena used runs of 4-0 and 3-0 to build a 17-10 lead before closing out the set with a six-point decision for the 1-0 lead. SHU tallied five service aces in the set, three of which came from Alex Garvalia.

Siena jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the second set before the Eagles were able to cut the lead to two points (8-6). A 4-0 run by the Saints would build a 14-7 advantage. Siena would eventually build a 20-11 lead before closing out the second set with a win and a 2-0 lead. The Saints finished the second with zero attack errors and a team hitting percentage of  .440.

Judson started the third with a 4-1 lead. The Eagles would build a 9-4 lead, their largest of the match. Siena would cut the deficit to two points (13-11) before tying things at 16 and again at 17. A 3-0 run by Judson put the score at 20-17, advantage Judson before the Saints tied things at 21 and 22. One SHU kill and two Judson errors later and the match was over with a 25-22 set-three victory to the Saints.

TOP SAINTS

• Gomez finished with a .500 hitting percentage and two blocks to help Siena to the win.

Keegan Crawford paced the Siena attack with 25 assists. He also registered eight digs, three kills, three blocks, and three aces.

Emilier De Jesus held down the defense with a match-high 13 digs. He also finished with two aces, two assists, and a block.

Emmanuel Chaidez had a match-high seven blocks.

• Garavalia recorded nine kills and a team-high three aces.

THE OPPOSITION

• Kaimi Ahn-DiFolco and Jacob Wallin led the Eagles with eight kills.

• Tom Kurzynski led the team with 32 assists.

• Fidel Sanchez finished with a team-high nine digs.

UP NEXT

 The Saints will host Goshen on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. for a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) showdown.