Men’s Volleyball Tops Daemen in Four Sets

Adam Gordon Action Shot
Photo Courtesy of Gil Talbot

AMHERST, N.Y. – In its second straight match at Daemen College, the Harvard men's volleyball team (3-2) defeated host Daemen (0-3) in four sets, coming back from a 1-0 deficit to win the match. The Crimson dropped the first set 25-21 but rallied back to take the next three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-23 and 26-24.

For the second-straight match, first-year Ethan McCrary led the Crimson with a .867 hitting percentage, totaling 14 kills on 15 attacks. Junior Adam Gordon also posted double-digit kills, tallying 12 of his own.

Gordon led the team at the service line as well with three aces. Both sophomores Eric Li and Campbell Schoenfeld were right behind him with two aces, while senior captain Matthew Ctvrtlik and sophomore Ryan Hong each had one.

Defensively, senior Jack Connolly totaled 11 digs, two shy of his career high. Harvard combined for seven blocks on the night, three solo blocks and four block assists. Hong contributed two solo blocks and one block assist to that total.

Harvard Highlights

  • Hong tied a career high tonight with two solo blocks.
  • Ctvrtlik recorded 47 assists and has led the team in assists in every match so far this season.

Up Next
The Crimson will head to Sacred Heart for its first EIVA contest of the season on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NEC Front Row.