BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Despite 10 kills from senior outside hitter Tim Driscoll (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's), the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) men's volleyball team fell in three sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-20) on the road at borough rival Medgar Evers College on Thursday night.
How It Happened
Both sides had a streaky start to the match as Medgar Evers opened it leading 5-0, then SJC scored four unanswered, and the hosts rebounded with six-straight points capped off by an Enmanuel Jacquez ace for a 10-4 advantage.
The Bears kept chipping until a kill from Driscoll brought them within two at 15-13. However, MEC closed the frame with a 10-4 rally, featuring three kills from Nius St. Clair, to win the first.
Medgar Evers began the second with an 11-3 edge and later pushed it to double-digits (18-8) after an SJC error. The Cougars didn't let the visitors get close and cruised to a 25-13 victory behind five kills from Jacquez in the period.
Dejon St. Rose-Cuffy (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) slammed a kill early in the third to tie the score at five, but MEC then put up five unanswered points to regain control. The Bears kept it interesting, however, later using a 5-1 spurt to even the score once again (14-14). The Cougars bounced back and didn't allow SJC to take the lead as Gerod Humphrey scored three of their last 11 points to close out the match.
For the Bears
- Driscoll finished with 10 kills (.318), four digs, two assists, and an ace.
- Senior middle blocker Sean Salomons (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's) added five kills, four total blocks, and a dig.
- Junior Stephen Eddy (Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King) posted a team-high nine digs as well as three kills.
- St. Rose-Cuffy finished with five digs while Timothy Boyd (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's) dished out 19 assists in defeat.
Next Up for the Bears
A return to The Hill Center for their Skyline opener hosting Yeshiva next Thursday (Mar. 7) at 7 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at SJCBears.com.