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Men's Volleyball Drops Final Home Match Of Season To Kingsmen

Men's Volleyball Drops Final Home Match Of Season To Kingsmen

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Marymount University men's volleyball team suffered a 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-15) loss to California Lutheran University on Sunday morning in the team's final home match of the 2019 season. 

A slow start to the match had the Saints trailing 1-0 to the Kingsmen after a 25-13 first set, but they battled back for a tight second set. Marymount had as much as a five-point advantage at 13-8, seeing kills by senior James Knight, freshman Jason Perkins and sophomore Sam Safley before Safley landed a service ace. 

The lead slipped away late in the game, as MU was down one at 20-19. Unfortunately, Cal Lutheran capitalized on the final five points to take the set, 25-19. 

Marymount carried an early in the third set, but a stretch of eight points for the Kingsmen was enough to put them ahead the rest of the way to take the match with a 25-15 third game. 

Safley led the Saints with match-high 11 kills, while junior Joseph Zanelotti sent out 21 assists. Senior Eric Wiles led the defense with eight digs. 

The Saints conclude the regular season on Friday, April 5 at Arcadia University before traveling to the CVC Tournament. Start time is set for 5 p.m.