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.