Men’s Volleyball Blanks Dean, Falls to Illinois Tech and Johnson & Wales

Men’s Volleyball Blanks Dean, Falls to Illinois Tech and Johnson & Wales

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The Eastern Nazarene College men's volleyball team logged one win and suffered two losses Saturday at the Wildcat Center on the campus of Johnson & Wales. Eastern Nazarene endured a 3-0 setback to Illinois Tech before bouncing back to defeat Dean and dropping a 3-0 decision to Johnson & Wales.

The Lions progress to 5-6 on the season with the results. The Scarlet Hawks improved to 6-16 overall while the Wildcats jumped to 13-11 on the year and the Bulldogs dropped to 2-15 overall.

Kenny Sorensen (Quincy, Mass.) paced the squad with 25 digs, 24 kills, and four aces on the day. Derek Fowler (Williamstown, N.J.) finished with 21 kills and three blocks. James Garofalo (Commack, N.Y.) posted 11 kills and a pair of digs. Matthew Tyree (Lansdale, Pa.) notched 66 assists and served up four aces.

In the first match of the day, Eastern Nazarene suffered a 3-0 setback to Illinois Tech.

The Lions dropped the opening game 25-14 before the Scarlett Hawks doubled their advantage with a 25-16 decision in the second set.

Illinois Tech rolled to a 25-7 win in the third frame to pick up its second-consecutive victory.

Eastern Nazarene bounced back in its second match of the afternoon to blank Dean 3-0.

The Lions prevailed 25-16 in the opening set before cruising to a 25-11 victory in the second game.

Eastern Nazarene notched a 25-18 win in the third set to collect its second victory of the season over the Bulldogs.

In the third clash of the day, the Lions absorbed a 3-0 loss to Johnson & Wales.

Eastern Nazarene dropped the first game 25-8 as Johnson & Wales established a 1-0 lead.

The hosts edged the visitors 25-21 in the second frame to double their advantage to 2-0.

The Lions came up just short in the third set 28-26 as the Wildcats locked up their third victory in a row.

Looking ahead, Eastern Nazarene will visit Pine Manor March 16 for a non-conference clash.