Men's Volleyball Sweeps St. Francis U For EIVA Victory

Men's Volleyball Sweeps St. Francis U For EIVA Victory

The Sacred Heart University men's volleyball team swept EIVA foe Saint Francis University Friday night, 3-0, at the Pitt Center.

Shawn Tischler recorded 13 kills and was joined in double-digits by Emerson Waumans, with 10. Joshua Ayzenberg recorded 13 digs for SHU, which finished with 35 digs as a team. Cole Thompson had a double-double, 10 kills and 12 digs, for the Red Flash.

SHU returns home on Friday to host EIVA foe Penn State at 4 p.m.


SFU           8-16; 3-6 EIVA      

SHU           5-11; 1-8 EIVA

First Set: SHU 30-28

  • After trading points to open the set, Emerson Waumans and Rob Chatterton connected for consecutive kills to give SHU a two-point edge
  • The Pioneers opened an 8-4 advantage on another Chatteron kill, before SFU rallied to score six of eight points to tie the set, 10-10
  • A Red Flash service error was followed by a Waumans block to push the advantage back to a pair points
  • The teams agreed traded points for a 13-11 Pioneer advantage, before a Pioneer service error started a 5-0 Red Flash run
  • The run gave the Red Flash their first lead of the set, and the largest lead, 16-13
  • Chatterton ended the run with a kill as the Pioneers started a 7-2 stretch that took the lead back
  • The Red Flash called timeout trailing 20-18 and out of the timeout Bloomquist and Ricchetti had a block to continue the run
  • SHU took a 23-20 lead off an SFU service error
  • Cole Carver and Brandon Buck blocked the next Pioneer attack as the Red Flash made a run to knot the score, 23-23
  • Out of a timeout Griffin Sangrey served long to give the Pioneers set point
  • Buck connected for a kill for SFU to tie the score and the next Pioneer attack went wide to give the Red Flash their first set point of the night
  • Buck's serve went wide, tying the score once again, 25-25
  • A SHU blocking error was followed by a Waumans kill, knotting the score 26-26
  • The Pioneers served into the net, to give SFU its third set point, which was staved off by a Jakob Karlsson kill
  • Karlsson landed an ace with his serve for a 28-27 edge, and SFU answered to continue the set
  • A Shawn Tischler kill was followed by a service ace from Chatterton to give the Pioneers the win

Second Set: SHU 25-22

  • Tischler recorded kills on the first two serves to open the second set
  • SFU would tie the score, 4-4, a run the Pioneers answered with three straight points
  • At 10-6, SFU took a timeout and scored three straight points, but were unable to draw even
  • A Ricchetti kill ended the run momentarily, but again SFU strung three straight together to tie the set, 13-13
  • Neither team opened more than a point lead through a 19-19 tie, which the Pioneers broke with a Bloomquist kill, followed by a kill from Waumans to force a Red Flash timeout
  • SHU extended the lead to 23-20 and the Red Flash closed within a point, but gave SHU set point and a Chatterton kill ended the set

Third Set: SHU 25-21

  • The Pioneers again opened with the first two points, highlighted by a triple block from Bloomquist, Waumans and Tischler
  • A hitting error at 5-4 gave SHU a multi-point lead and the Red Flash were unable to get closer until late in the set
  • SHU opened a five-point lead, 14-9, following consecutive SFU hitting errors
  • Chatterton recorded a solo block with a five-point edge, putting the Pioneers up 16-10
  • Three straight points from SFU forced a Pioneer timeout with a 16-13 advantage
  • Out of the timeout an ace from Cole Thompson made the Red Flash deficit two, 16-14
  • The Red Flash were able to close within a point, 19-15, on a 3-0, before a hitting error gave SHU the 20-18 advantage
  • The Red Flash would be within a point on three occasions in the final points, but never drew even, as SHU scored four of the final five points

The Numbers

  • SHU recorded 4.5 of its 8.5 blocks in the third set
  • The Pioneers didn't trail after SFU led 18-17 in the second set
  • SHU hit .274 for the match, with 39 kills, from six players, hitting .345 in the second set
  • The first set featured 11 ties and four lead changes, with the Pioneers scoring the final three points
  • Neither team recorded an ace in the second set, combining for 12 service errors