DIII No. 9 Philadelphia Biblical Defeats No. 15 SUNY New Paltz, 3-1

3/6/2009

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LANGHORNE, Pa. - When in need, go to your big guns.

Playing an absolutely brutal schedule thus far that's pitted the men's volleyball team against nine nationally ranked teams to-date, Friday was no different for the ninth-ranked Crimson Eagles as the group took on a SUNY New Paltz team currently tabbed 15th in the country.

Recognizing the urgency of the situation, PBU once again rode a trio of performers on the offensive end, relying heavily on the combined efforts of Justin Brubaker, Leo Dueck, and Ben Fuller. The tandem accounted for 85.5 percent of PBU's offense for the night, recording 59 kills while ammassing 48 digs on the defensive side of things.

The Crimson Eagles' 3-1 triumph over the visiting Hawks was made possible thanks - in part - to 16 total block assists from the host squad throughout the evening. When all was said and done game scores were cemented at 30-25, 34-32, 26-30, 30-28.

Although by no means an easy victory, the two hour long match watched the Crimson Eagles amass their third greatest kill total of the season while coming out successful in .240 percent of their attacks, marking the 11th striaght match PBU has finished with a plus-.200 hitting percentage.  The win boosts the Crimson Eagles' record to 3-6 on the year against top-15 squads.

Justin Brubaker finished with 25 kills and 19 digs while Leo Dueck charted 17 in both categories. Ben Fuller added 17 kills and nine digs.

With minimal time to rest, PBU will return to the court Saturday afternoon, taking on Lees-McRae College at noon and taking on Stevenson University shortly after at 2:00 pm.

Article courtesy of Philadelphia Biblical athletics.

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