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Juniata Athletics | February 26, 2014

Second-ranked Juniata defeats CVC rival Thiel 3-1

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Second-ranked Juniata picked up its third Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) win of the season at Thiel on Wednesday night.  Juniata (14-2) defeated the Tomcats 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 22-25, 25-23) and now sits 3-0 in CVC play.

"I think the guys made some good adjustments," head Kevin Moore said. "[Thiel] had a game plan to serve us short. We used our middles a little bit differently."

The Eagles were led by junior Paul Kuhn. He finished with a match-high 16 kills and only one error. Two other Eagles earned double-digit kills. Junior Alex McColgin and sophomore Chad Albert picked up 12 and 10 kills, respectively.

"I think Paul did a really good job," Moore added. "He did a really good job of taking care of their setter and allowing our block to get set up. He just forced the other team to make the point."

Sophomore Carlos Faccio ran the Eagles offense, collecting a match and career-high 46 assists. He and McColgin earned double-doubles on the night with 10 and 11 digs, respectively.

Down 24-23 in the second set, Faccio served three straight points to help the Eagles to the 2-0 lead in the match.

"He went back and it was his three serves that really changed the tide in that second set," Moore said. "From an offensive standpoint, he did a really good job of moving the ball around."

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