Men’s Volleyball Improves Win Streak to 14

Men’s Volleyball Improves Win Streak to 14

By Nick Porter

ALTOONA, Pa. – After a two-set deficit and a power outage, the Southern Virginia University men's volleyball team came back for a 3-2 win over Penn St.-Behrend before sweeping host Penn St.-Altoona 3-0 on Saturday.

In the first match, the Knights (15-4) fell to the Lions 17-25, and 15-25 before staging a 25-22, 25-19, 15-12 comeback.

After winning set three the power went out across the Penn St.-Altoona campus, causing a 20-minute delay.

Setter Kaipo Tagaloa recorded his second-highest assist total of the year, with 43. Alma Ray recorded his career-high 16 kills, followed by 13 from Daniel Aina and 11 from Paul Clark

Jordan Cambron led all players with 15 digs, Colby Wilson had three solo blocks.

In a rematch with Penn St.-Altoona (10-4), who beat the Knights 3-1 earlier this season, Southern Virginia won in straight sets, 25-23, and 26-24 before dominating the final set 25-11.

Clark had 17 kills, a season high in three-set matches. Ray added 10. Tagaloa had 35 of the team's 42 assists.

The Knights return home to host Liberty University for the final time this season. Match begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.