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.
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.