Midway men’s volleyball sweeps Brewton-Parker for first Mid-South win
The Midway University men’s volleyball team collected its first Mid-South Conference victory of the season Saturday when they swept Brewton-Parker to wrap up their trip to Cumberland University for three MSC matchups.
The Eagles posted one of their best offensive performances of the season as they would cruise to the 3-0 victory (25-22, 25-17, 25-17) for the first MSC victory in program history. Midway, which improved to 2-9 overall and 1-8 in conference play, posted a season best .392 attacking clip with 35 kills. It was an efficient outing for the Midway offense as the Eagles committed a season-low six attacking errors in 74 swings. Midway’s defense, meanwhile, held the Barons, who fell to 3-12 overall and 1-8 in league play to a .123 attacking clip with 29 kills and 19 attacking errors. Following an ace from Nate Martin, the Eagles held a 19-16 lead, but the Barons scored three unanswered to tie it at 19. Midway closed the set on a 6-3 run getting three kills from Victor Pietro and another from Gavin-James Andaya en route to the 25-22 win in the opening set. Midway took control of the second frame from the get-go. The Eagles broke a 2-2 tie with an 8-2 run before going on a 7-1 run to build an 18-7 lead. Brewton-Parker cut the deficit to 19-12, but the Eagles cruised to the 25-17 victory to take a commanding two sets to none lead. Then in the third set, the Eagles soared to a 12-2 lead early to complete the 3-0 sweep with the 25-17 win. Midway had six players record at least three kills in the victory led by 16 kills from freshman Victor Pietro. It was an efficient performance from the Brazilian who commited zero attacking errors in 29 swings, while also adding eight digs. Gavin-James Andaya chipped in 15 assists, five digs and five kills, while Ryan Meyers also ran the offense finishing with 13 assists and three kills. Nate Martin and Connor Libs had four kills apiece, while Martin also carded four digs. Eric Rosado added three kills and freshman libero Kyle West chalked up eight digs. Following a trip to Cincinnati Christian on March 19, the Eagles will host Thomas More on March 21 at 7 p.m. and Milligan at 2 p.m. on March 22.