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Saints Fall To No. 5 Kean In Rematch of 2018 CVC Title Match

Saints Fall To No. 5 Kean In Rematch of 2018 CVC Title Match

UNION, N.J. - The Marymount University men's volleyball team had a rematch of the 2018 CVC Championship match on Friday night, traveling to New Jersey for a tilt against No. 5 Kean University, dropping a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-19) decision.

Opening the match with a service ace by senior Remington Shahan, the Saints battled through the first set to take a late lead at 23-21 following a kill by junior Sam Safley. However, two timeouts by the Cougars helped them rally for four-straight points to steal the first game, 25-23. 

The momentum swing remained in Kean's favor through set two, working its way to a 25-15 second game to take a two-set lead in the match. 

The third game had the Saints in a hole early, giving up the first five points, but they continued their drive throughout the set to get within three most of the way. Unfortunately, a late stretch by the Cougars sealed up the win, 25-19, to take the match.

The Saints were led by senior Eric Wiles with eight kills, while senior James Knight added six. 

Marymount gets right back into it on Saturday, traveling to Rutgers-Newark for a trimatch. The Saints take on the host at 11 a.m., and follow with Hunter at 1 p.m.