Athletic Shorts, Feb. 11

By Anthony Garcia

February 11, 2014

Stars fail to sink buzzer beater

It was a valiant effort by the men’s basketball team but their last ditch try for a three-point shot was denied. Freshman Josh Mayberry attempted a three-pointer in the ending moments of the game but missed. Senior Kyle Sherwin tapped out the rebound to Mayberry, which was rejected, saddling the Stars with the loss, dropping the game 69-66 against the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons.

The story of the first half was the rebounding edge against the Stars (20-13), which lead directly to seven offensive rebounds for the Falcons.

Trailing at the half, Dominican continued to battle in the second half, eventually getting the first of four ties in the half.

The two battled back forth over the lead for most of the second half until a Mayberry three gave Dominican their largest lead of the game, 59-55.
Later in the game, the Stars cut the deficit back to one, going on a 5-0 run but Dominican went cold from the field, going 0-3 the rest of the way giving the Falcons the chance to hold on to the game.
Mayberry finished with a game-high 20 points, on 8-for-20 shooting, including four three-pointers. Senior Taylor DeRoo added 16 points and five rebounds in the loss, dropping the Stars overall record to 4-18 and 3-14 in the Northern Athletics Colle
Men’s volleyball rises above Cairn University, picks up third win of the season

The Dominican University men’s volleyball team started off conference playoff play on the right foot, climbing past the Cairn University Highlanders in four sets in Cincinnati.

The Stars had a 69 percent side-out percentage during the second set, registering a total of four blocks.
The Stars and the Highlanders fought back and forth all the way until Alex Coyne stepped back to serve with the Stars trailing 10-9. Three Highlander errors put the Stars on top 12-10 and the Stars sprinted to the finish as three service aces by Trevor Slonek 19-12, setting the table for Dominican’s win in the fourth set.
Charlie Spry finished with a match-high 19 kills on 35 swings, committing just one hitting error for a .514 attack percentage. Zachery Sinn added nine kills while Coyne dished out 38 assists.
Defensively, Robert Mead and Brooks Nevrly shared team-high honors with eight digs apiece as the Stars racked up 26 digs and logged 14.5 blocks, led by Mason Solbrig’s six total blocks.