Pioneer Volleyball Loses in Five Games to Queens College

Feb. 3, 2005

Final Stats

FAIRFIELD, CT (February 3, 2005) - The Sacred Heart men's volleyball team dropped a hard-fought five-game decision to visiting Queens College Thursday night in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers held a 2-1 advantage after three games, winning 30-28 in game one and 31-29 in game three. But the Knights battled back to take game four in decisive fashion, 30-17, and win the deciding game, 15-10 to improve to 5-1 on the year. SHU falls to 0-2 with the loss.

The Pioneers got 19 kills apiece from Rob Purslow (South Huntington, NY) and Michael Gardner (Brookfield, WI). Purslow hit an amazing .500 in the match on 19 kills in 32 attempts against just two errors. He also picked up a solo block and five block assists. Gardner had seven digs and three block assists to go with his 19 kills. Brent Moden (Kaneohe, HI) finished with 10 digs, his second-consecutive game with double digit digs.

For Queens, three Knights finished with double figure kills led by Angel Capellan with 16. Joining him were Can Ozturk and Neal Octave with 15 and 14 respectively. John Calderon passed out 49 assists in running the Knight offense to a .256 hitting percentage (59-26-129) in the win.

Sacred Heart returns to the court on Saturday, February 5th when they play host to Stevens Tech at 2 pm.

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