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Royals Close CVC Weekend With Sweep Of PBU

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The Royals continued their play at a Continental Volleyball Conference weekend in Owings Mills, MD, on Saturday.  The men split with Juniata and Philadelphia Biblical, coming home with a 7-8 record overall record.

Eastern Mennonite 3, Philadelphia Biblical 0
The men snapped a three-match skid by beating PBU to close the day.  EMU had a late 6-0 run to break open a close game one and win, 25-19.  The Crimson Eagles led 24-22 in game two, but the Royals rattled off three straight and stole a 27-25 decision.  Eastern Mennonite held a small edge much of game three and finished off with a 25-22 win.

Sophomore George Greene (Highland Springs, VA/Highland Spring) led at the net, pounding out 19 kills, a career best for him in a three-game set.  John Grove (Glen Allen, VA/Deep Run) landed eight kills and Greg Knight (Chesapeake, VA/Hickory) added seven.  John Barry (Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne) set up 31 assists as the men rebounded to a .295 attack percentage.

Prock had a whopping 14 digs in the sweep.  Middles Grove and Kyle Storc (Westerville, OH/Bishop Watterson) each had two solo blocks and two block assists.  Knight had three assists, and he and Kendall Garber (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster Mennonite) each had a pair of service aces.

The Royals stand at 7-8 on the season, including 1-3 in the CVC.  They are one of three teams in the CVC East with one win.  EMU has a week off before a tri-match at Philadelphia Biblical on Saturday, March 10.  The men have a non-conference date with PBU to open the day and then play Ramapo.

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