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Cairn University Highlanders Athletics

02/25/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/25/2018 11:50

Golden Eagles Glide Past Highlanders


HUNTINGDON, PA- The Highlanders played their second match of the weekend, heading east and stopping at Juniata College for a CVC match on their way home. After a slow start, the Highlanders gave the powerhouse Eagles a great test, but ultimately dropped the match 0-3. Shaking off the rust after a three hour van ride, the Highlanders were unable to find any consistent rhythm against the Eagle's fine-tuned offense in the first set, falling by a score of 10-25. The Highlanders started off much stronger in the second set, trading kills and bringing the score to 8-9 after kills from , , and Anton Deleon. Unfortunately, a seven point run would allow the Eagles to take control and win the second set 15-25. The third set started off slowly as well, with the Eagles taking a 5-0 lead. The Highlanders would battle back in the middle of the set as four kills from Godshall and a kill and service ace from would bring the Highlanders back into the mix. Despite the Highlanders scrappiness, Juniata would complete the third set victory once again by a score of 15-25. Godshall led all players with 10 kills, while also notching 6 digs, and , in his first game back, provided a spark off the bench with 4 kills of his own. The Highlanders will play three straight home matches over the coming weeks, hosting Southern Virginia University at 5:00 PM on March 2nd, Marymount University at 1:00 PM on March 3rd, and Neumann University at 7:00 PM on March 7th.