by Mary Lakhan
Inside the NJIT Wellness and Evets Center, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Volleyball Team (2-2) were defeated by the NJIT Highlanders (5-2) in three straight sets.
In the first set, both teams were going back and forth. However, the Highlanders struck last in the back and forth game as they went on a 9-4 run to take the first set 19-21. Similarly, in the second set the Terriers and the Highlanders were head to head however the Highlanders took the set 20-25. In the third set, both teams continued trading points but yet again the Highlanders got the upper hand as they went on a 5-0 run took a 15-9 lead. They would go on to take the set 17-24.
Top performers from NJIT were Jens Feldthus, Alvaro Gimeno, Luca Berger, Roque Nido, Will Andrews, and Martin De Chavarria.
Sophomore outside hitter Jes Feldthus led his team with 11.5 points. He finished with 10 kills, four digs, and one ace.
Junior outside hitter Alvaro Gimeno finished with 10 points. He also finished with 10 kills, one dig, and two assists.
Senior middle blocker Luca Berger also finished with 10 points. He recorded six kills, two digs, and three aces.
Sophomore setter Roque Nido finished with three points. He also recorded four digs, 34 assists, and one ace.
Sophomore outside hitter Williams Andrews and middle blocker Alvaro Gimeno recorded a combined 12 digs. Williams finished with 11 digs while Gimeno finished six digs as well as seven points, four kills, and two aces.
For the Terriers, top performers were James Henneberry, David Vorfi, Johnny Ferraro, Dominick Pikura, and Andrew Piloto.
Freshman middle blocker James Henneberry led with 11 points. He also recorded seven kills and one ace.
Freshman opposite hitter David Vorfi finished with nine points. He also finished with eight kills, four digs, and one assist.
Freshman outside hitter Johnny Ferraro finished with six points. He also finished with four kills, two digs, and one ace.
Freshman libero Dominick Pikura finished with four points. He recorded four kills, six digs, and one assist.
Freshman setter Andrew Piloto finished with 20 assists and three digs.
The Terriers will be back on the court on Sunday, February 2, at Cambridge Massachusetts as they face off against Harvard. Game starts at 4 p.m.