Grand Canyon wins two of three at Fighting Bee

Grand Canyon wins two of three at Fighting Bee

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Grand Canyon (10-15) won two of three matches in the Fighting Bee Classic at St. Ambrose University Friday.

GCU opened with a 3-0 loss NAIA No. 6 Lindenwood by set scores of 30-27, 32-30, 30-27. The Antelopes followed with a win over NAIA No. 5 Park 30-28, 30-28, 30-24.

To finish off the day, Grand Canyon defeated Siena Heights 27-30, 30-20, 30-18, 30-25.

In the loss to Lindenwood, freshman middle hitter Chris Lockwood (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood) had a .600 hitting percentage and nine kills. Sophomore middle hitter Nick Jensen (Herning, Denmark/Ikast Gymnasium/NJIT) also had nine kills and a .467 average. Sophomore outside hitter Taylor Griffin Tucson, Ariz./Ironwood Ridge) had a .391 attack average and 12 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Brock Hutchins (Gilbert, Ariz./Highland/Hawai'i) added nine kills.
Freshman setter Brad Moore (Orange, Calif./Lutheran) had 43 assists and frosh libero Trent Bruns (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) had 13 digs.

Against Park, sophomore defensive specialist Dan Ballenger (Tucson, Ariz./Flowing Wells) had three service aces. Griffin had 10 kills and a .500 average. Hutchins had 13 kills and a .258 percentage. Lockwood added nine kills.

Grand Canyon will take on Moody Bible at 8 a.m. Saturday and NAIA No. 4 and host St. Ambrose at 2 p.m.