(Quincy, Ill.) The Quincy University men's volleyball team was unable to overcome a slow start at home on Friday falling to Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne falling 3-0 in a MIVA conference match by the scores of 30-24, 30-25 and 30-24.
IPFW grabbed early leads in the first two games of the match, including opening up a 13-10 lead in game one. After closing the score to 14-13 on an IPFW attack error the Hawks were never able to get any closer than two points for the remainder of the game. IPFW hit .233 as a team in the game while Quincy committed eight service errors.
Quincy was even with IPFW with the score tied at 6-6 however the Mastodons ran off six straight points that included four attack errors by the Hawks. Down 20-12 at one point in the game the Hawks did rally to close the score to 23-22 with four straight points. The Hawks picked up a kill by Tim Lovik and back to back kills by Chris Zeidler with an attack error by the Mastodons before forcing a timeout. However following the timeout IPFW picked up back to back points and the momentum once again, closing the Hawks out for a 30-25 win.
Quincy held a 13-9 lead in the third set but again saw IPFW roll off a long string of points, this time scoring four in a row to even the score. The Hawks took an 18-16 lead after a kill from Lovik but IPFW roared back with seven straight points to take a 23-18 lead. The Hawks could not respond from that run as IPFW went on for the 30-24 win and sweeping the Hawks in three games.
Quincy finished the match hitting .107 as a team with 36 kills and 25 errors in 103 attempts. The Hawks also committed 14 service errors with just three aces. Chris Zeidler led the attack for Quincy with nine kills while Dan Dresen added 32 assists and Tanner Wright chipped in with eight digs.
Quincy falls to 15-16 overall and 2-9 in the MIVA. They conclude their regular season with another MIVA match at home against IPFW on Saturday. Match time is set for 3 p.m.