Sacred Heart tops No. 5 Stevens
Borsay spearheads Pioneers’ attack, tallying 18 kills
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Bradley Borsay led Sacred Heart with 18 kills as the Pioneers defeated No. 5 Stevens 3-1 on Wednesday night. With the win, Sacred Heart improved to 6-21 on the season.
The Pioneers surged out of the gates, taking the first set 25-18. The teams traded points before a Stevens attack error sent Sacred Heart on an eight-point run that would result in their first eight-point lead of the set. Closing in on set-point, the Pioneers had another eight-point lead before Mike Komlanc recorded his first kill of the match for the win.
Riding the momentum, Sacred Heart increased its lead by picking up the second set, 25-20. Nick Hunt led the Pioneers in the second game with seven kills, hitting .400. In a close set, a five-point surge pushed SHU over the top.
Several crucial service errors and a strong Stevens offense resulted in Sacred Heart dropping the third set 25-20. However, the Pioneers rebounded in the fourth. They jumped out to an early lead, taking the first three points and maintaining that three-point lead for the next 14 plays before the Ducks evened the score at 10. The teams exchanged points and the lead until it was knotted at 18. From there the Pioneers went on a 7-3 run to win the set and the match.