by Mary Lakhan
In a five-set match against the Barton College Bulldogs (11-2, 6-0) Thursday evening, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Volleyball Team (3-6, 0-0) fell 2-3 inside the Wilson Gymnasium.
Losing in the first two sets; 14-25, 15-25; the Terriers made their comeback in the third and fourth sets as they took the third set 28-26 and the fourth 25-20. With both teams tied, they went on to the fifth set where the Bulldogs would come out victorious 12-15.
Top performers from the Bulldogs were Nicolo Mancin, Angelos Mandilaris, Dimitrios Kyridis, Absalon Williams, Ben Kasun, and Oscar Fiorentino.
Freshman outside hitter Nicolo Mancin finished with a high of 21 points. He also finished with 18 kills, one assist, one ace, four blocks, and four digs.
Senior middle blocker Angelos Mandilaris finished with 13 points, 11 kills, two aces, and three digs.
Junior middle blocker Dimitrios Kyridis tallied 12.5 points, nine kills, one ace, three blocks, and two digs.
Senior middle blocker Absalon Williams finished with 11.5 points, 10 kills, three blocks, and one dig.
Senior libero/setter Ben Kasun finished with eight points. He also recorded eight kills and 10 digs.
Senior setter Oscar Fiorentino finished with two points, 43 assists, one ace, two blocks, and one dig.
From the Terriers, top performers were Dominick Pikura, James Henneberry, Bartlomiej Zielinski, and Andrew Piloto.
Freshman libero Dominick Pikura finished with 11.5 points, 10 kills, one assist, one block, and four digs.
Freshman middle blocker James Henneberry finished with 10 points, eight kills, one ace, and five digs.
Freshman Bartlomiej Zielinski finished with eight points, six kills, two blocks, and five digs.
Freshman setter Andrew Piloto finished with 1.5 points, one kill, 33 assists, one block, and six digs.
The Terriers will be back in action this weekend with two games on Saturday and two on Sunday. On Saturday, they face off against Lees-Mcrae at 2 p.m. and Mount Olive at 4 p.m. at Mout Olive, NC. On Sunday, they head to Hoboken, NJ where they will play St. Joseph’s College- LI at 2 p.m. and Stevens at 4 p.m.