The EMU men’s volleyball team is well represented on the All-Continental Volleyball Conference teams, with four Royals earning recognition. Additionally, senior Micah Buller claimed a major award as the CVC’s Libero of the Year.
For the second straight year, EMU’s volleyball men have opened the CVC Tournament with a bang, earning a gritty upset on an opponent’s home court. Tuesday night, it was a five-set win over rival Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa.
EMU’s volleyball men continued their road swing with a tri-match at Rutgers-Newark on Saturday. Even with a solid non-conference sweep of Mount Saint Vincent, the Royals head came home with a pair of CVC loss, including a five-setter to Rutgers-Newark.
Matched up with No. 8 Marymount in a key CVC contest Friday night in Arlington, Va., EMU’s volleyball men were simply not on top of their offensive game. In fact, both teams struggled to get their attack in sync, but Marymount gritted out a tight 3-0 decision.
EMU’s volleyball men wrapped up their home schedule with a pair of wins on Saturday, concluding with a thrilling come-from-behind five-setter over Messiah College. The Royals are now 18-8 overall and 8-2 in the CVC.
EMU’s volleyball men stepped out of the non-scholarship world Thursday night, playing a match at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. The NCAA D-II Cobras kept the men off-balance all night with tough serving, taking a 3-1 decision from the Royals.
The Eastern Mennonite men’s volleyball team split a tri-match hosted by Lasell College in Newton, Mass., on Saturday. The Royals had a tough five-set loss to MIT before rolling over Lasell. EMU moves to 16-7 after the non-conference split.
In an epic CVC road clash, Eastern Mennonite gritted out a five-set victory at Southern Virginia Wednesday night. The Royals trailed two-sets-to-one, before recovering from the loss of sizeable leads in both the fourth and fifth sets to score the upset win in the battle of nationally ranked teams.
Although they had different looks, EMU earned the same outcome in both contests of Saturday’s tri-match - a pair of sweeps. The Royals improve to 14-5 with the wins, including 6-2 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.
Months from now, when the Royals look back on 2018, they may just say that Friday was a turning point in their season. EMU’s volleyball men locked up with two nationally ranked teams in Yoder Arena, taking a convincing 3-1 win over CVC rival No. 10 Juniata before an impressive 3-2 loss to No. 4 UC Santa Cruz.
A long weekend came to a close Sunday, as EMU’s volleyball men ran their winning streak to six straight with a pair of victories at the Knight Classic, hosted by Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. The Royals won five matches, including two conference contests, on their trip to Pennsylvania.
EMU’s volleyball men picked up another pair of wins on Saturday, including their league-best fourth CVC victory, sweeping past Cairn and Mount Ida. The Royals have won four straight matches, each by a 3-0 sweep.
EMU’s volleyball men took care of business Wednesday night, sweeping past Southern Virginia University in CVC action in Harrisonburg. The Royals improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in the Continental Volleyball Conference.
The Royals opened a promising CVC season on the right foot, hitting past Thiel in a 3-0 sweep Friday in Greenville, Pa. Now 5-2 on the season, the volleyball men stay in Pennsylvania to take on Juniata College Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm.
When consistency and hard work meets high volleyball IQ, there is little that a player can’t accomplish. Dan Lutz has proven early on this season that this trifecta not only allows for individual success but also adds another layer of depth to an already skilled team.
Coming off Wednesday’s exciting upset of No. 3 SUNY New Paltz, the EMU volleyball men made the long road trip to Marcy, N.Y., for the two-day SUNY Poly Invitational. The Royals never hit high gear during the weekend, but had enough to earn a pair of splits.