by Mary Lakhan

Saturday afternoon inside the Picknelly Arena, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Volleyball Team defeated Elms College in their first five-set game in program history.

In the first set, the Terriers limited Elms to 20 points. On a 10-7 run the Terriers took the set 25-20. In the second set, both teams were going head to head until Elms distanced themselves on a 6-2 run. They took the set 21-25.

Entering the third set, the Terriers took an early 6-3 lead, but Elms would soon tie the game at 7-7.  The Terriers would later go on a 14-6 to bring the score to 23-17. On a 5-2 run Elms cut the lead to three. The Terriers took the set 25-22.

In the fourth set, Elms went on an early 5-0 run. The Terriers trailing behind would later go on a 6-3 bringing the score to 13-16. Elms went on to take the set 20-25. The fifth set was close as both teams were battling head to head. However there could only be one winner, the Terriers took the set 15-13.

Top performers from Elms were Jeremy Torres, Luis Martinez, Diego Hernandez, Mannuel Savalza, and Carlos Mercado.

Junior outside hitter Jeremy Torres led his team with 23 points and 22 kills. He also finished with seven digs.

Sophomore opposite hitter Luis Martinez finished with 14 points, 14 kills, two assists, and 14 digs.

Sophomore outside hitter/opposite finished with 13.5 points,11 kills one assist and seven digs.

Sophomore setter/libero Mannuel Savalza finished with 17 digs and one assist.

Sophomore setter/opposite hitter finished with three points, two kills, 50 assists, and 10 digs.

For the Terriers, top performers were David Vorfi, James Henneberry, Timothy Walsh, Johnny Ferraro, Dominick Pikura, and Andrew Piloto.

Freshman opposite hitter David Vorfi led with 26.5 points and 25 kills. He also finished with 10 kills.

Freshman middle blocker James Henneberry finished with 14 points, and 11 kills.

Freshman outside hitter Bartlomiej Zielinski finished with 10 points, 10 kills, and seven digs.

Freshman outside hitter/middle blocker Timothy Walsh and freshman outside hitter Johnny Ferraro finished with a combined 14.5 points. Walsh finished with 7.5 points, six kills, and five digs. Ferraro finished with seven points, four digs, and 11 digs.

Freshman libero Dominick Pikura finished with 22 digs, and two assists.

Freshman setter Andrew Piloto finished with four digs and a high of 51 assists.

 The Terriers will be back on the court on Saturday, February 1, at NJIT in Newark, New Jersey. The game begins at 4 p.m.

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