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Men's Volleyball Cruises To Fifth Sweep In CVC Play, Down Royals

Men's Volleyball Cruises To Fifth Sweep In CVC Play, Down Royals

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University men's volleyball team bounced back in impression fashion Wednesday night, cruising past Eastern Mennonite University in the Converse Family Fieldhouse, 3-0, for its fifth sweep in the last six matches. 

The Saints (7-7, 5-1 CVC) had a slow start in the first set, but after falling behind 4-1 to the Royals, they kicked it up a gear and never looked back the rest of the match. Holding a steady lead after a rally back through the first game, a kill by senior Eric Wiles put the final touch on a 25-20 first set victory. 

The second set was all Marymount, rolling to a 25-11 win following a block and kill by freshman Ervin Harrell and another kill by freshman Jason Perkins

Still making rotation adjustments, the Saints had some fresh faces in through the final two sets but didn't skip a beat. In the third and final game, Marymount led the entire way and freshman Raymond Tarasi put the last touch on the match with a kill off the set by freshman Sean Shtivelberg

The Saints hit .295 as a team, while the Royals were held to a -.035. Harrell landed a match-high nine kills in the match on a .375 kill percentage, and senior James Knight added seven on a .500 clip. Junior Joseph Zanelotti sent out a match-high 23 assists, while the defense was led by Harrell with four digs, three solo blocks and a block assist. 

Marymount hits the road this weekend for three matches, starting out at No. 5 Kean University on Friday night at 7 p.m.