Lindenwood men's volleyball dropped a three-set match to USC in the final match of the Grow the Game Challenge. Lindenwood pushed the Trojans to a 30-30 tie in the third set before falling. The defeat drops the Lions to 1-5 overall this season.
Lindenwood men's volleyball fell behind 2-0 early to #15 Grand Canyon, however the Lions battled back to force a fifth set. The two teams traded points all set, but a two-point run from the Lopers spelled defeat for the Lions. Lindenwood falls to 1-3 overall this season.
Lindenwood senior middle blocker Connor Hipelius has been named preseason All-MIVA, the conference office announced today. He is one of three middles selected to the 12-player team.
Hipelius was one of the Lions' top hitters last year, notching 1.96 kills per set and hitting .387 (fifth in the MIVA and 10th in NCAA). Defensively, Hipelius was second in the MIVA with 1.16 blocks per set (eighth nationally).