Injury Plagued DIII No. 10 Eastern Mennonite Falls 3-1 to No. 13 Medaille College

1/26/2008

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Buffalo, N.Y. - The Eastern Mennonite University men's volleyball team left for Buffalo, N.Y., early this morning with only the minimum required number of players to compete in a match against Medaille. The Mavericks took advantage of the shorthanded Royals and gained a 3-1 victory over EMU Saturday afternoon.

Medaille improves to 2-2 overall on the season while #10 Royals fall to 3-2. Game scores were, 33-31, 28-30, 30-23, and 30-17. The second match that was originally scheduled for 5 p.m., between EMU and Niagara College was cancelled.

Senior Ethan Fry (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Christian Academy of Guatemala) had a team high 11 kills with senior Ben Yoder (Lederach, Pa./Christopher Dock) tallying 57 assists and eight digs.

"We played well with what we had going into the match," said EMU head coach Steve Benson. "We could've played better, but overall, with the new rotations and players we had to work in we did the best we could."

Senior Calen Hochstetler (Orange Co., Calif./Palomar C.C.) had 10 kills with sophomore Curtis Reesor (Stouffville, Ontario/Stouffville District) adding another eight kills for EMU. Fry and freshman middle Frankie Coto (Miami, Fla./Southwest Miami) had four block assists each in the loss.

EMU will remain in Buffalo, N.Y., as the Royals take on North East Collegiate Volleyball Association foe D'Youville on Sunday, January 27, at 12 p.m.

Article courtesy of Eastern Mennonite athletics.

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