Get Your Brooms Out, As SHU Sweeps #12 Penn State 3-0

Get Your Brooms Out, As SHU Sweeps #12 Penn State 3-0

The Sacred Heart Men's Volleyball team took on the #12 Penn State Nittany Lions at the Williams H. Pitt Center and went on to sweep them 3-0. Doug Dzema led the charge as he put up an incredible seven blocks. The Pioneers continue the push to the postseason, as they take on the Red Flash of Saint Francis U, tomorrow night at 7pm for senior night.



  • Dzema ended the night hitting .800, and was a wall at the net, adding seven total blocks.
  • Christopher DeLucie tallied the most kills for SHU as he hit .542, adding 15 kills.
  • Eduardo Zardo was dishing out assists on the night, as he ends with 34 assists

SET 1-

  • The Pioneers got off to a hot start as they jumped to an early 5-2 lead following a couple of Nittany Lions attack errors
  • A Doug Dzema block, followed by a Michael Comens ace would keep SHU ahead 8-5 early
  • The Pioneers were feeling in on their home court as they forced the Nittany Lions to take a timeout, as the score stood 10-6 in favor of SHU
  • A big Emerson Waumans kill would keep Sacred Heart ahead 14-9 mid way thru the opening set
  • The Pioneers would continue to battle as they would force a second Nittany Lions timeout, as the score stood 19-14 in favor of SHU
  • The Nittany Lions would claw back to move the score within two, but a huge block would give SHU the 25-22 opening set

SET 2-

  • SHU opened up the second set with a kill from Christopher DeLucie,as each team would exchange points back and forth to move to tie the score up 5-5
  • Waumans would break the streak adding a big kill to give SHU an 8-5 advantage
  • Dzema would add back-to-back blocks to give SHU the 15-11 advantage and force the Nittany Lions to take a timeout
  • The Pioneers weren't slowing down as they rattled off three more points, taking a 18-12 lead
  • The Pioneers would not let up as they rolled past Penn State 25-19

SET 3-

  • The Nittany Lions started off the third set with a couple of points, but the Pioneers were back on track as they moved the score to 7-7 after a DeLucie block
  • The Pioneers refused to slow down, as they moved the score to 12-9, and forced an early Penn State timeout
  • Each team would battle back and fourth, as the score would stand 19-16, with a slight advantage for Sacred Heart. The Nittany Lions would take their last timeout, in hopes to bounce back
  • In dramatic fashion, the Pioneers finish off the sweep, 28-26. 
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