Efstathiou Named EIVA Hay Player of the Week

Jan. 18, 2010

FAIRFIELD, CT - Senior Kalani Efstathiou (Beaverton, OR) was named the EIVA Hay Division Player of the Week today after leading the Pioneers with 28 kills in a 3-2 loss at Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday.

The Pioneers dropped the first two games, but took the third set 30-27 thanks to eight kills by Efstathiou. The would propel SHU to an easy win in set four.

It looked like the Red Flash would win the fifth and deciding set easily, jumping out to an 8-2 lead. The Pioneers went on an 8-0 run, all on the serve of Roger Parent, to take a 10-8 lead.

Saint Francis went on a run of its own and a bad SHU set gave the Red Flash a match point, but Efstathiou kept the Pioneers alive with a kill that tied it at 15-15. Saint Francis won the match on a Nick Rivett kill, followed by a Pioneer attack error.