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Men's Volleyball Opens Up Nazareth Invitational With a Pair of Wins

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – February 8, 2008 – The Springfield College men's volleyball team opened up the Nazareth Invitational with a pair of victories on the opening day against a pair of top-10 teams in the country on Friday. The Pride cruised past No. 7 Carthage, 30-26, 30-19, 30-27, before topping No. 9 Vassar in four games, 30-24, 31-29, 23-30, 30-25.

With the two victories, the Pride, which is ranked second in the country in the latest AVCA/CSTV Coaches Poll, now stands at 8-1 on the season.

With the two wins, the Pride are seemingly in the driver seat to play in the Championship match of the Invitational. Springfield is the lone team in it's pool with a 2-0 record. SC will square off against No. 8 D'Youville at 10:00 am on Saturday morning.

NAZARETH INVITATIONAL
Feb. 8-9, 2008

Pool #1

1. Nazareth
2. New Paltz
3. UC-Santa Cruz
4. Eastern Mennonite

Pool #2
1. D'Youville
2. Vassar
3. Springfield
4. Carthage

Schedule for Friday, 2/8
Pool #1

2 p.m. Nazareth def. New Paltz 3-1 (28-30, 34-32, 30-28, 30-23)
4 p.m. UC-Santa Cruz def. Eastern Mennonite 3-0 (31-29,30-24, 30-25)
6 p.m. Nazareth def. Eastern Mennonite 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-19)
8 p.m. UC-Santa Cruz def. New Paltz 3-0 (30-18, 30-24, 30-26)

Pool #2
2 p.m. Vassar def. D'Youville 3-0 (30-25, 30-21, 30-17)
4 p.m. Springfield def. Carthage 3-0 (30-26, 30-19, 30-27)
6 p.m. Carthage def. D'Youville 3-0 (30-23, 30-23, 26-30, 30-21)
8 p.m. Springfield def. Vassar 3-1 (30-24, 31-29, 23-30, 30-25)

Schedule for Saturday, 2/9
Pool #1

10 a.m. Nazareth vs. UC-Santa Cruz (court 1)
12 p.m. New Paltz vs. Eastern Mennonite (court 2)

Pool #2
10 a.m. D'Youville vs. Springfield (court 2)
12 p.m. Vassar vs. Carthage (court 1)

Consolation matches
2 p.m. 4th place Pool #1 vs. 4th place Pool #2 (court 1)
2 p.m. 3rd place Pool #1 vs. 3rd place Pool #2 (court 2)
4 p.m. 2nd place Pool #1 vs. 2nd place Pool #2 (court 2)

Championship match
4 p.m. 1st place Pool #1 vs. 1st place Pool #2 (court 1)

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