Phoenix Soar Past Mighty Macs

The Wilson College Men’s Volleyball team played host to Immaculata University in a non-conference match up on Sat., March 2. The Phoenix now (3-4, 1-2 CSAC) dominated the game eventually sweeping the Mighty Macs (0-9, 0-5 CVC) three sets to none 25-12, 25-19 and 25-19.

After a tight opening start to the first set, Wilson’s serving proved to be the difference as Aaron Hoke ’19 landed back-to-back aces to gain ascendancy for the Phoenix. Wilson went on to dominate the first set with Allen Bull ’19 adding to the Phoenix’s aces to complete the set. The second set proved a bit more challenging for the Phoenix as Immaculata led for the early part of the set, but some fine serving from brothers Dan and Oliver Perry ’20 kept the home team in touch. Wilson then went on an impressive 15-9 run closing out the set in impressive fashion to take a 2-0 lead heading into the third set. What proved to be the final set began well for Wilson as they gained an early lead. However, the Mighty Macs pegged them back in the midway point of the set with the score 15-14. The Phoenix then took command going on a 6-2 run which ultimately led to their victory closing the set out 25-19.

Senior Aaron Hoke ’19 had a standout game at the front of the court finishing with 16 kills and 5 aces leading the way for the Phoenix. Ian Firestone ‘20 provided the platform for the Wilson offense ending up with 28 assists while Evan Hoke ’19 stood firm on the defensive end with 15 digs denying the Mighty Macs offense. According to supporter Julianne Winkler ’22, attendance at this game further fueled the home team with quite a few students and faculty attending the game.

Next up for the Phoenix are midweek games against Trine University and Messiah College concluding the week against Elizabethtown College. Make sure you go out and catch their next game.

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