Fairfield, Conn. (April 20, 2013)—Brad Borsay (Richmond, R.I.) led the Pioneers with 10 kills as the Sacred Heart Men's Volleyball team was swept by Harvard on "Senior Day" in the William H. Pitt Center Saturday afternoon. With the loss in their final game of the season, SHU closes 2013 with a 4-19 and 2-12 in Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association action.
The Pioneers led for most of the first set until Harvard's Nick Madden went on a seven-point service run to give the Crimson its first significant lead of the match 23-18. Sacred Heart got one more point of a Harvard service error, but the Crimson took the set 25-19. Despite playing well through the beginning of the set, SHU was outkilled 15-9. Jason Kinney (Salem, N.H.) led the Pioneers with three kills, while freshman Benjamin Thomas (Swansea, Ill.) racked up nine assists.
Harvard dominated the second set, holding Sacred Heart to just 16 points. Borsay hit .375 with four kills on eight attempts and just one error in the 25-16 loss. Attack errors hurt the Pioneers in the second set, as the teams tied with 11 kills, but SHU committed eight errors to the Crimson's zero.
Not ready to give up, Sacred Heart battled hoping to take the third set. The score tied on 13 occasions with neither team ever managing a large lead. With the score tied at 23 the game could have gone either way, but a kill from Madden combined with a SHU attack error gave the Crimson the set 25-23, and with it the match. Senior Garrett Minyard (Smithtown, N.Y.) had his best match of the day, hitting .500 with three kills on four attempts with just one error.