Aina Named to All-Tournament Team at Weekend Invitational

Aina Named to All-Tournament Team at Weekend Invitational

By Nick Porter

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – The Southern Virginia University men's volleyball team competed in the Jim Coleman Invitational at Wittenburg University on Friday and Saturday, finishing 1-3 on the weekend. Sophomore Danny Aina was named to the All-Tournament team for his performance.

Southern Virginia (2-4) fell in both of their matches on Friday in a 3-1 decision. The Knights bounced back in the first game on Saturday to top Hilbert 3-0 before falling to host Wittenberg 3-1.

During the four matches, Aina (Hilo,Hawaii) recorded a team-high 73 assists as well as 16 kills, 38 digs and five service aces. He currently leads the team with 47 digs and .5 service aces/set.

Outside hitter Paul Clark (Centerville, Ohio) slammed a career-high 20 kills in the 3-1 loss against Cincinnati Christian. He leads the Knights with 54 kills (3 k/set) and 2.17 digs/set.

Game 1 vs. Cincinnati Chirsitan
24-26, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26
Clark: 20 K, 9 D; Aina: 24 A; Colby Wilson: 5 Blocks

Game 2 vs. Penn St.-Altoona
16-25, 25-23, 22-25, 22-25
Clark: 15 K; Aina: 27 A, 14 D; Monte Tukumoeatu: 14 D, 7 K

Game 3 vs. Hilbert
25-15, 25-21, 25-12
Alma Ray: 9 K; Aina: 20 A; Clark: 12 D

Game 4 vs. Wittenberg
25-16, 22-25, 21-25, 21-25
Jordan Cambron: 13 K, 9 D, 4 SA; Kaipo Tagaloa: 32 A; Aina: 9 D

The Knights are back in action next weekend with a pair of games at Lehman College on Friday and two in Owings Mills, Maryland on Saturday.