by Mary Lakhan

Wednesday afternoon, the St. Francis Brooklyn Men’s Volleyball Team (2-5) fell to the St. Joseph College- LI Golden Eagles (7-4, 0-1) in a five-set match. The Golden Eagles prevailed 2-3.

Inside the Daniz Center, the Terriers outscored the Golden Eagles 25-17 in the first set. They started on a 13-5 run and later went on a 6-2 run to end the set.

In retaliation, the Golden Eagles claimed the second and third sets. They took the second set 20-25 and the third 14-25. Not giving up hope, the Terriers would strike back as they took the fourth set 25-20. However, losing was not on the agenda of the Golden Eagles. They stormed the fifth set limiting the Terriers to only five points. They ended the set 5-15.

Top performers from the Golden Eagles were Paul Curaro, Matt Cole, Will Flohr, Kyle Allen-Morabito, and Jason Siriban.

Senior outside hitter Paul Curaro recorded 24 points, 21 kills, one assist, four aces, and five digs. Senior middle blocker Matt Cole finished with 16 points, 16 kills, two assists, and 11 digs.

Senior left back Will Flohr tallied 13.5 points, 10 kills, two assists, three blocks, and 13 digs. Senior opposite hitter Kyle Allen-Morabito finished with 12 points, nine kills, two blocks, and two digs. Junior setter Jason Siriban finished with 4 points, three kills, 57 assists, one ace, and nine digs.

From the Terriers, top performers were Bartek Zielinski, James Henneberry, Michael Basile, Johnny Ferraro, and Andrew Piloto.

Freshman outside hitter Bartlomie Zielinski recorded 16 points, 13 kills, two blocks, and six digs. Freshman middle blocker James Henneberry finished with 15.5 points, 13 kills one assist, and one block.

Junior outside hitter Michael Basile finished with 11 points, 11 kills, and nine digs. Freshman outside hitter Johnny Ferraro finished with 10.5 points, 10 kills, one assist, one block, and seven digs. Freshman setter Andrew Piloto finished with 3 points, two kills, 38 assists, and eight digs.

The Terriers will be back on the court on Sunday, February 16, as they host NJCU at the Genovesi center in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Game starts at 12 p.m.

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