The Lions battled the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 30-28 second set en route to a four-set win in Columbus, Ohio. Lindenwood hit .404 as a team against OSU. The Lions are now 8-15 overall and 4-6 in MIVA matches.
The Lions travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, March 22. The Lions and Buckeyes met previously this season with Lindenwood sweeping Ohio State in Hyland Arena on Feb. 15.
Lindenwood freshman Jeremy Kirch recorded 12 kills in his first-ever collegiate start, but the Lions ultimately fell to McKendree 3-0. Kirch and Alex Pappas each made their first starts in the match (Pappas had five kills). The Lions are now 7-15 overall and 3-5 in MIVA action.
Lindenwood men's volleyball fell to 7-13 overall after a 3-0 sweep at No. 12 Cal State Northridge. Connor Hipelius was the Lions' top performer with seven kills, two blocks and a .600 attack percentage. The match was the Lions' fourth consecutive contest against a nationally ranked opponent.
Lindenwood senior Connor Hipelius led the Lions with eight kills and six blocks in a four-set loss to the No. 4 UCSB Gauchos. Hipelius led the Lions in kills, blocks, hitting percentage and total points while matching the team lead in aces. Lindenwood is now 7-12 on the year.