GRANVILLE, Pa. – The Wells College men's volleyball team dropped two matches (0-3, 0-3) to Siena Heights and Thiel College on the campus of Thiel Sunday afternoon in Granville, Pa. The two losses drop the Express to 0-3 on the young season.
In the second match of the afternoon, the Express fell 25-11, 25-11, and 25-16 to Thiel College. Caleb Mannix (Chittenango, N.Y.) finished with five kills and three digs. Andrew Jacobs (Milburn, N.J.) added one kill and five digs, while Paul Hernon (New Hartford, N.Y.) finished with one kill and one dig for Wells.
In set one, the Express took a 2-1 lead on an attack and kill by Mannix but, Thiel scored the next seven points to take an 8-2 lead, forcing a Wells time out. Thiel went on to score 12 of the next 19 points en route to a 25-11 victory.
In set two, the Express again took a 2-1 lead on an attacking error and kill by Paul Hernon and, just as before, Thiel rattled off a string of scores to take a 7-2 lead, forcing a Wells time out. Out of the time out, the Express cut the lead to four (8-4) on a kill by Mannix and a service error by Thiel.
However, Thiel began to roll once again taking a 12-5 lead until a service error and an attempted kill was blocked by Hernon and CJ Bayly (Waymart, Pa.), cutting the lead to five 12-7. Thiel step things up from there, outscoring the Express 13-4 the rest of the way to earn the set two victory.
Wells battled Thiel tough in the third set, trailing by as little as one (11-10) but, six straight points, snapped only by a kill from Andrew Jacobs, extended Thiel's lead to 17-11 as they went on to earn the third set victory.
The Express return to action next Saturday when they travel to take on Philadelphia Biblical at 3 p.m. in Philadelphia, Pa.