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Saints return home for 3-0 sweep of Roadrunners

Saints return home for 3-0 sweep of Roadrunners

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University men's volleyball team picked up its third-straight win on Friday night in its first game at home in a month, 3-0, over Ramapo College of New Jersey in Continental Volleyball Conference play.

Holding a slight, 6-5, lead in the first set, junior Sam Safley tallied two-consecutive kills to begin a 16-7 run for the Saints to gain control of the set.

Senior Eric Wiles put down three kills to pace the team in the spurt, as the Saints took a 1-0 lead with a 25-16 first set. Wiles finished the match with nine kills to lead the team, while also pacing the defense with seven digs.

With another back-and-forth start to the second set, Marymount led again by a one-point margin, 8-7. However, kills from Wiles and Safley sparked an 11-3 stint for the Saints.

Wiles also notched a block and another kill in the run, which was capped by back-to-back blocks; the first was assisted by Safley and senior Remington Shahan, with the second by senior James Knight.

The Saints again controlled the set from there, winning 25-15, for the 2-0 match lead.

Much like the first two sets, the third started with the teams in a close battle, until the Roadrunners held a 9-8 advantage.

This time, Knight put down a kill to get the Saints going with a 6-0 run, and they would not look back from there for a 25-17 win to take the victory.

Safley finished the match with eight kills, while Shahan and Knight chipped in with five and four, respectively. Junior Joseph Zanelotti had 23 assists in the match to set up the offense.

The Saints will only wait a day for their next game, hosting Immaculata University in CVC action on Saturday, February 16 at the Converse Family Fieldhouse; the match is set for 6 p.m.