Riverside, Calif. – Junior outside hitter Adam Troy led Pacific with 11 kills, but the No. 15 Pacific men's volleyball team fell in three sets to No. 12 Cal Baptist on Wednesday, March 6. The set scores were 25-21, 25-21, 25- 19. It was the first conference match in history between the two squads, with the programs only meeting once before in 1999.
The loss drops Pacific to 5-10 (3-10 MPSF), while the victory improves Cal Baptist to 8-9 (5-7 MPSF).
Five kills on nine swings by Troy highlighted the first game for Pacific, but the Lancers took the set 25-21. The Tigers also had Patrick Tunnell and Christian Ahlin pick up a block assist. Tommy Carmody added a pair of kills on as many swings. Taylor Hughes added three of his eight total kills in the first set.
Matthew Houlihan added four of his eight total kills in the second game, while hitting .375. Troy added three kills in the game and Tunnell added 10 of his 30 total sets.
Hughes paced Pacific with four kills in the final frame on eight swings. Troy and Houlihan each added three kills in the set. Junior libero Javier Caceres added six of his nine digs in the final set.
Pacific is back on the court Friday against UCLA, followed by a match with UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.