Lock Haven Men's Volleyball Team: Welcome

Sunday, February 8
2004 MAC Season

Lock Haven wraps up a tough weekend with two more wins to move to 11-0 and 9-0 in the north division. Lock Haven defeated #2 Grove City 2-1 and Beaver Steel 2-1 as well.

The Lock Haven Men Volleyball Team is currently ranked 9th in the nation for division II club teams. Haven next competitions include a scrimmage against Penn State Main on March 2nd and a Tri-match at Grove City. There they will face Beaver Steel and Grove City.

The Lock Haven University Men Volleyball squad finished their regular season divisional play with an impressive victory over Lehigh University, improving their record to 9-0.

The Bald Eagles came out strong and won the first game easily 25-7. Lehigh stepped up their game in the second, but fell short losing again 25-17. The third game was dominated by the strong defense and serving of Lock Haven, and the game was won 25-6.

Veteran setter Ryan Sell led the high-powered offense, which included impressive performances by outside hitters Paul Eberhart and Seth Davis. Contributing on the defensive end was Dave Reynolds who recorded 5 solo blocks, and Ted Bloom with 9 digs. I thought we played well as a team, especially in the serving area,¡|commented captain Ryan Sell on the teams performance. ŵhey could not handle our serving with their two-man serve-receive.

Saturday, February 21
Lock Haven hosted a two match invitational against division rivals Bloomsburg and Lehigh-Carbon Community College. Led by senior Jonathan Tucker, the men crushed Bloomsburg 3-0 25-14, 25-10, 25-8. Other strong performers included middle hitter Aaron Wysocki, who had 7 kills and 4 blocks, and setter Ryan Sell who added 7 aces and provided an even distribution to HavenÃÔ well-balanced offense.

The match scheduled against LCCC was won by forfeit as the divisional opponent failed to even show up. Recent reports indicate they had a severe case of S.K.I.R.D.

The following day, the team traveled to Easton to face Lafayette and Montclair State. Both matches were won in dominant fashion 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-15), 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-14) against Montclair State and Lafayette respectively. The squad never let up in either match, completely shutting down the opponent offense with overpowering service and impenetrable team defense. Middle Hitters Dave Reynolds and Aaron Wysocki controlled the net, while Libero Teddy Bloom dug anything hit around the block. Service specialist Ryan Gill sparked several runs and recorded 8 aces on the day.

Men's Volleyball off to a good start

The LHU Men's Volleyball Team opened their season vs. Bucknell and Seton Hall Universities on Sunday February 8. The nationally ranked Bald Eagles pushed through an easy first and second game against Bucknell giving no more than 17 points to the Bucknell Bison. The third game went to Bucknell after a lineup change but the Haven was back on top in the 4th for the match win.
Seton Hall proved no match for the power the Haven presented, as the pirates fell in three games, giving no more than 15 points in any game.

The 2-0 Bald Eagles play at home in the SRC on Sunday February 15th at 1 p.m. vs Wilkes and Desales universities.

2003-2004 Preseason

Men's Volleyball: Quest for Championship Begins

The Haven men, Lead by senior captain Ryan Sell, opened the 2003-2004 pre-season at Messiah College's annual invitational. Losing a few players from the 2003 conference championship team, the men were ready to make themselves known and start their quest for the MACVC league championship in 2004. Early pool play proved to be a struggle as the team had many issues with unity, communication, and organization as the team adjusted to their new lineup. Freshmen Dave Reynolds and Seth Davis were just what were needed to push the Haven to a 4-0 record in pool play. Eastern College posed little resistance to the havens path to the finals as they were sent home with a 2-0 victory for LHU. The undefeated angry dragons, a USAV team would face the bald eagles in the finals. This hard fought battle pushed both teams to the top of their game holding back nothing for the finals points. Losing the first game 23-25, the haven men stepped back on the court to redeem their loss and take the title, but their efforts would not be enough as the angry dragons would walk home with the championship title.

Rounding out pre-season play, the haven men traveled to PSU Altoona's annual invitational. Pool play would start out rough against Bucknell as the team made small adjustments, but would go much smoother as the day went on. The remaining teams in pool play would be crushed by the bald eagles which won by an average of 12 points each game. Finishing pool play with a 4-0 record the unchallenged bald eagles would face PSU berks in playoffs. The unstoppable offense of the haven would be too much for Berks, and the haven would advance to the finals against York college's A team. York had an elevated level of play from the previous match up in pool play at messiah, and would demonstrate to be a challenge for LHU. The Bald Eagles did not put their heads down as York took a lead in the final points of the game and capitalized on the errors of York to come out on top with a 27-25 win. Intensity grew as the final game started and the enthusiasm of the Bald Eagles took them to a new level of play crushing York with a 25-9 victory for the tournament championship.

As the 2004 season begins, the haven men start their quest for championship. The men compete in the Mid Atlantic Club volleyball Conference, a member of NIRSA, where they are defending northern division champions and are looking to conquer the league in the 2004 season.