Princeton Sweeps Charleston to Move to 5-2 in EIVA

  0 Braden Keith | March 04th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, EIVA, News

Match Stats

  • Princeton def. Charleston (WV) 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-21)
  • Princeton moves to 7-7 (5-2 EIVA); Charleston falls to 7-9 (0-6 EIVA)
  • Dillon Gym, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Attendance: 130
  • Box Score

Press Releases

Courtesy Princeton Athletics:

A balanced offensive attack — five different Tigers had between five and 10 kills — led the Princeton men’s volleyball team to a 3-0 home win over Charleston in the first of two matches between the EIVA programs this weekend in Dillon Gym.

Freshman Parker Dixon, only two weeks removed from earning AVCA National Player of the Week honors, led Princeton with 10 kills and added four digs, but the middle combination of Junior Oboh and George Huhmann continues to power Princeton, which remained second in EIVA play. Oboh had eight kills without an error (.667) and added four blocks, while Huhmann had seven kills and a team-best five blocks in the 25-18, 25-23, 25-21 victory.

Freshman Greg Luck added six kills and hit .312, while junior Kendall Ratter added five kills, seven digs and three blocks. Senior Jonah May paced the offense with 32 assists.

Princeton is now 7-7, 5-2 in the EIVA, and will host Charleston again Saturday at 4 pm in Dillon Gym. The match will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Courtesy Charleston Athletics:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charleston volleyball opens two-game series at Princeton with a straight set loss to the Tigers to drop their sixth straight match.

Just the Basics
SCORE – University of Charleston 0, Princeton 3 (18-25, 23-25, 21-25)
TEAM RECORDS – Charleston (7-9, 0-6 EIVA), Princeton (7-7, 5-2 EIVA)

Game Leaders
-Ryan Santos led the match in kills with 12, hitting at .214 against the Tigers.
-Middle Eugene Stuart came up with 5 blocks for the Golden Eagles
-Junior setter Anthony Rivera handed out 29 assists on 34 Charleston kills
-Princeton’s Parker Dixon led the attack for the Tigers, leading the team in kills with 10.

How it Happened
-Charleston opened the match strong, scoring 4 of the first 5 points before the home Tigers settled in and ran away with first set 25-18 behind an efficient attack that saw Princeton hit at .364 percent.
-UC had their best set of the match in the second, outhitting the Tigers .409 to .367, but a late 4-0 run by Princeton closed out the set which UC was leading 23-21 before the PU rally.
-The Golden Eagles again held the early advantage, leading Princeton 7-3 after the first 10 points of the third set was played and still held a 15-12 advantage midway through only to see the Tigers end the match on a 13-6 run to keep Charleston winless in EIVA competitions.

Up Next
-Charleston faces the same Tiger team on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. as part of their two-game series with Princeton.

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