Men’s Volleyball Sweeps Medaille at Golden Flyer Invitational

Quinn Peterson led the Eagles with 13 kills and hit .417 against Medaille.
Quinn Peterson led the Eagles with 13 kills and hit .417 against Medaille.

PITTSFORD, NY- The Juniata men's volleyball team wrapped up the two-day Golden Flyer Invitational with a match against Medaille College on Saturday. The Eagles defeated the Mavericks in straight sets 3-0 to improve to 5-4 on the season.


Juniata had a one-point lead, 6-5, early on in the first set but used a 6-1 run to go up 12-6. The Mavericks would hang around and the JC lead was at 18-14. The Eagles put Medaille away with a 7-2 run to take the frame and lead 1-0 in the match.


The second set was tightly contested early on and the Mavericks would eventually spring ahead 17-14. JC wrestled the lead away with a 5-1 run to go up 19-18. A 4-1 Medaille run gave it a 22-20 lead but the Eagles answered with five straight points to pull away and win 25-22.


The third set was tied at 8-8 and Juniata broke away with a 6-1 run to go ahead 14-9. Medaille was able to get to within a point of tying, 17-16, but Juniata would outscore the Mavericks 8-5 as it took the set 25-21 and won the match.


The Eagles had an overall hitting percentage of .357. Quinn Peterson (Las Vegas, Nev./Shadow Ridge) led the offense with 13 kills and hit .417. Kyle Seeley (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) added seven kills on nine attacks for a .778 hitting percentage. He was named to the All-Tournament Team. Michael Young (Westlake Village, Calif./Westlake Village) totaled 21 assists. Morgan Pierce (Carpinteria, Calif./Cate School) had a strong defensive effort with six digs and three assists blocks.


Juniata opens Continental Volleyball Conference play next Friday at Rutgers-Newark. Match time is at 7:00 p.m.