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Seniors lead Saints to 3-1 win over Elizabethtown on Senior Day

Seniors lead Saints to 3-1 win over Elizabethtown on Senior Day

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount University men's volleyball team celebrated Senior Day on Saturday with a 3-1 (25-21, 25-12, 29-31, 25-17) victory over Elizabethtown College in Continental Volleyball Conference action at the Converse Family Fieldhouse.

The match started with the teams battling back-and-forth through the first set. The Blue Jays held an 10-6 lead, but strong serving from freshman Kyle Marcolla-Gattasse and junior Joseph Zanelotti helped the Saints fight back. Zanelotti tallied two service aces, while Marcolla-Gattasse added one.

Senior Remington Shahan notched two kills, as well, as an 8-3 run gave Marymount a 14-13 lead.

The offense took over from there, as three kills from senior Eric Wiles and two more from classmate James Knight helped the Saints close out for the 1-0 lead.

Marymount made quick work of Elizabethtown in the second set, opening on a 15-6 run.

Shahan notched a kill, a block, and an ace in the stretch, while freshmen Raymond Tarasi, Ervin Harrell, and Jason Perkins all tallied two kills.

The Saints did not look back for the, 2-0, lead, but the Blue Jays would come out fighting in the third set.

They led for much of the early moments, holding the edge at 17-14. However, Wiles notched two kills, while freshman Kyle Kiser and Knight, each, put down one to gain an 18-17 lead for the Saints.

The teams went back-and-forth for the remainder of the set, which required extra points, before Elizabethtown grabbed the win, cutting the Saints lead to 2-1.

Marymount responded with a quick start to the final frame. Shahan tallied two kills, along with an assisted block with Harrell, to lead the team to a 4-1 lead.

The Saints would not trail through the set, pushing their lead to 19-10. Tarasi put down three kills to lead the way, while freshman Miles Olson added two.

The Blue Jays were able to cut into the lead to get back to within five, 22-17, but a kill from Olson helped close the set for the Saints for the win.

Shahan led the team with 10 kills, while Wiles and Knight added nine and seven, respectively. The three seniors, along with classmate Alex Treser were honored before the game for their careers in blue and white.

The Saints will return to the Converse Family Fieldhouse on Sunday, March 31 to host California Lutheran University; the match is set for 11 a.m.