Scared Heart Gets Their 1st EIVA loss to Saint Franics U

  0 Kenedy McGrath | February 18th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, EIVA, News

Match Stats

  • Saint Francis def. Scared Heart 3-1 (26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-22)
  • Saint Francis moves to 6-8 (2-3 NEC) and Scared Heart falls to 9-2 (2-1 EIVA)
  • DeGol Arena
  • Attendance 545
  • Match Stats

Saint Francis gave Scared Heart their first conference loss of the season last night in DeGol Arena in 4 sets. Saint Francis also gave Penn State their first conference loss on Tuesday, February 14th for the first time at home in DeGol Arena. This is the 3rd time out of 4 matches that Saint Francis has defeated Penn State in the university’s history.

Saint Francis’s Jeff Hogan had a team-high of 17 kills along with 4 blocks and hit a .353. Setter Daniel Ford had a match-high of 37 assists and added 11 digs while libero Gabe Woffindin had 14 digs in the match.

Sacred Heart put up a fight with a team total of 52 kills to Saint Francis’ 47 kills but it wasn’t to win the match. Christopher DeLucie had a team-high of 17 kills while Taylor Bloomquist had a double-double of 10 kills and 7 blocks in the match. Joshua Ayzenberg had a career-high of 18 digs while setter Eduardo Zardo dished out 32 assists.


Press Releases

Courtesy of: Saint Francis Athletics

LORETTO, Pa.  – The Saint Francis men’s volleyball team handed Sacred Heart its first conference loss of the season in four sets at DeGol Arena on Friday night. The Flash won 26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-22.

With the win, Saint Francis improves to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in conference play, while Sacred Heart falls to 9-2 and 2-1 in the EIVA.

Jeff Hogan (Northern Cambria, Pa./Northern Cambria) recorded a team-high 17 kills, four blocks and finished the match with a .353 hitting percentage. Stephen Braswell (Manchester, Pa./Northeastern) and Michael Fisher (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley (Pepperdine)) both posted 10 kills. Daniel Ford (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) dished out a match-high 37 assists and added 11 digs. Gabe Woffindin (Allentown, Pa./William Allen) contributed with 14 digs.

Tied at 2-2 in the opening set, SFU would eventually take a 4-2 lead. Leading 9-7 in favor of the Flash, the Pioneers would go a 3-0 run to take a 10-9 lead. Sacred Heart would hold a lead the rest of the set, until Saint Francis scored three straight points to win the first set 26-24.

The Flash ripped off six unanswered points to take an impressive 9-4 lead in the second set. The Pioneers would make it a four-point set at 18-14, but that’s all the closer the set would get as the Flash cruised to a 25-20 victory.

Sacred Heart would force a fourth set as the Pioneers won the third set 25-15.

Saint Francis turned an 8-6 deficit into a 9-8 lead in the fourth set. A 5-0 run midway though the set would give SFU a 20-13 advantage. The Pioneers clawed their way, making it a two-point set at 24-22 in favor in the Flash, but a Braswell kill would give the Flash the set and match 25-22.

Saint Francis hosts Harvard tomorrow night at 6 p.m.


Courtesy of: Scared Heart Athletics

Loretto, PA, – The Pioneers were handed their first EIVA loss of the season as they fell 3-1 to the Red Flash of Saint Francis U. The Pioneers were led by Chris DeLucie who tallied 17 kills, and ended the night with 18.5 points for SHU. The Pioneers take on #14 Penn State tomorrow night.

SET 1- The Pioneers were the first to get on the board in the opening set, where Taylor Bloomquist picked up the early kill. The Red Flash would go on a three point run from there, taking a 4-2 advantage. The Pioneers would hold a 21-19 lead after a kill from Doug Dzema, but Saint Francis U would go on a run to tie it up 24-24. The Red Flash would pick up the final two points of the set, to take it 26-24.

SET 2- The second set of the night was similar fashion, as each team exchanged points back and forth. The Red Flash would capitalize on a couple Pioneer errors to jump to a 14-6 advantage. After a Michael Comes kill, the Pioneers were able to get within striking distance as the match stood 19-15 in favor of SFU. The Red Flash would finish strong yet again and take the set 25-20.

SET 3- The Pioneers ment business in the third set of the night, as they jumped to a 10-7 lead after a kill form DeLucie. DeLucie would continue to add kills in the third set, as he moved the score to 20-12, the biggest Pioneer lead of the night. SHU would go on to take the third set 25-15.

SET 4-  As the final set of the night came, the Pioneers found themselves in a dog fight, tied up 9-9. Saint Francis would rattle off a couple of points to jump to a 19-13 lead. The Pioneers did their best to make the deficit but would fall short, 25-22.

Notable Performances-

Chris DeLucie- 17 kills, .467 kill %

Taylor Bloomquist– 10 kills, .500 kill %, 2 solo blocks, 5 block assists

Eduardo Zardo– 32 assists

Joshua Ayzenberg– 18 digs


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About Kenedy McGrath

Kenedy McGrath

Started writing for volleymob in December 2016 Graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Multimedia Communications on a full-ride volleyball scholarship as a libero. Originally from Hermosa Beach, California Kenedy started to play indoor and beach volleyball at 9 years-old. She first began as a setter and then realized being only 5'5 …

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