Men's Volleyballs To Barton

Shawn Tischler (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)
Shawn Tischler (Credit: Steve McLaughlin)

The Sacred Heart University men's volleyball squad lost to Barton College 3-0, Saturday night at the Pitt Center. The Pioneers fall to 4-2 on the year, while the Bulldogs improve to 5-3 overall.

Barton hit .389 for the match, while Sacred Heart hit .247. Shawn Tischler tallied eight kills and had a .700 hit percentage. 

Sacred Heart heads on the road on Friday, February 14 against Charleston (W.V.) at 7 p.m.

By The Numbers 

  • Calin Butler lead the Pioneers with nine kills, eight digs and two service aces'
  • Shawn Tischler led Sacred heart in block assists with three on the night
  • Sacred Heart had a team total 6.0 blocks, while Barton tallied 7.0
  • Ramiro Balaguer had a team-high 16 assists
  • Barton's Nicolo Mancin lead both teams in kills with 14

First Set (Barton 25-19)

  • The Pioneers took an early lead off a kill by Tischler and a block from Rob Chatterton and Butler
  • After a service error, a kill and service ace Barton took a 3-2 lead until Butler had a kill to tie the game, 3-3
  • Barton's Nicolo Mancin served three times to take a 6-3 lead that would end on a service error 
  • A block by Ramiro Balaguer and Shawn Tischler ended a two-point run from Barton to cut their lead down to 8-6 
  • Butler had two huge kills to end a 4-2 run that tied the game at 10-10
  • Several unforced errors gave Barton a 15-11 lead that led to a Sacred Heart timeout
  • The Bulldogs outscored the Pioneers 6-2 following the timeout that led to Sacred Heart second timeout of the set, 21-13
  • Great hustle from Paolo Samin kept the rally going that ended the Bulldogs run. The Pioneers went on a 3-0 run to cut the lead down to 22-16. 
  • A kill by Barton's Angelos Mandilaris clinched the set at 25-19

Second Set (Barton 25-18)

  • Sacred Heart scored first to start the second set off a kill from Tischler
  • A 2-0 run off a kill by Connor Mahony and a service ace from Rob Chatterton saw the Pioneers take a 5-3 lead
  • Barton went on a 4-0 run to take an 8-7 lead
  • Chatterton had a big solo block to tie the game at 10-10, the bulldogs went on a 4-0 run with two kills from Adrian Iglesias gave the visitors a 14-10 lead
  • Barton outscored the Pioneers 7-4 to lead the host 21-15 before a Sacred Heart timeout
  • Barton scored the final four points of the second set to win 25-17

Third Set (Barton 25-22)

  • Barton went on an early run off a kill by Mancin and block assists by Mancin and Dimitrios Kyridis to lead 2-0
  • An attack error from Barton followed by a kill by Paulo Samin tied the game, 2-2
  • A service error from Mancin Barton brought SHU within one at 4-3
  • Tischler grabbed a point with a kill that started a 2-0 run tying the game at 6-6
  • Barton scored two consecutive points to lead 8-6, a defensive effort from Tischler gave the Pioneers the serve, 8-7
  • Butler started a 2-0 run with a kill to come within two of the Bulldogs, 12-10
  • Blocks from McIntosh and Tischler allowed the host to come within one of the Bulldogs, 15-14
  • Tischler collected a kill that cut the Barton lead down to one, 16-15
  • Kills from Butler and Samin tied the game at 18 all to cap off a Sacred Heart 3-0 run
  • After a Barton timeout the Pioneers outscored the Bulldogs 2-1 to bring the score to 21-20 forcing Barton to call a second timeout
  • A service error from Samin gave the Bulldogs match point, before a Barton kill by Mancin clinched the match, 25-22