by Mary Lakhan
Saturday evening inside the DeGol Arena, the St. Francis Men’s Volleyball Team (2-4) was defeated by Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash (3-6) in three straight sets.
Early in the first set, both teams were head-to-head. However, the Red Flash would distance themselves on a 9-1 run bringing the score to 16-21. They would go on to take the set 20-25. To begin the second set, the Red Flash went on an 11-3 run. They limited the Terriers to only 14 points in the set, 14-25.
In the third and final set, both teams were head-to-head however the Terriers on a 7-1 run would take the lead 14-12. On a 13-7 the Red Flash would regain the lead and take the set 21-25.
Top performers from the Red Flash were Michael Risher, Zac Cabral, Blake Liprando, Joshua Blair, and Roman Szwabinsky.
Redshirt senior outside hitter Michael Fisher led his team with a high of 18 points. He also finished with 15 kills, two aces, two blocks, and two digs.
Redshirt freshman middle block Zac Cabral finished with 12 points. He recorded five kills, four aces, two blocks, and one dig.
Freshman outside hitter Blake Liprando finished with sevens points. He tallied six kills, one ace, and one dig.
Redshirt sophomore opposite Joshua Blair finished with six points. He also finished with five kills, two blocks, and two digs.
Junior setter Roman Szwabinsky finished with two points. He recorded 25 assists, two aces, and four digs.
From the Terriers, top performers were Dominick Pikura, Johnny Ferraro, James Henneberry, and Andrew Piloto.
Freshman libero Dominick Pikura finished led his team with a high of 12.5 points. He also finished with 11 kills, one ace, one block, and three digs.
Freshman outside hitter Johnny Ferraro finished with five points. He also recorded five kills and one dig.
Freshman middle blocker James Henneberry finished with four points. He tallied two kills, one ace, and two blocks.
Freshman setter Andrew Piloto finished with one point. He recorded 19 assists, two blocks, and two digs.
The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday, February 8, as they take on St. Joseph’s College- LI in Patchogue, New York. The game starts at 7 p.m.