February 11, 2011

Hawks Drop Second In A Row To Buckeyes

The Quincy University men's volleyball team dropped their second match in as many nights to #6 ranked Ohio State University. The Hawks fell in three sets, losing 25-22, 25-15 and 25-21.

Ohio State scored the first four points on the first set and led 8-4 but Quincy was able to battle their way back and take a short lived lead. The Hawks run started with a service error by Ohio State and Joseph Sokol followed with a service ace. An attack error by the Buckeyes made the score 8-8 and Steven Battaglia gave Quincy a one point lead after a kill.

The Hawks trailed just 18-17 after a kill by Ryan Lehmann but were unable to even the score back up. Quincy did close the score to 23-22 after a Joseph Ascher kill but the Hawks followed with a service error and attack error as the Buckeyes took the set.

Quincy was even with Ohio State again in the second set, trailing just 12-11 but that is when the Buckeyes opened the game up rolling off six straight points and on to an eventual 25-15 win. The third set saw Ohio State jump out to an early lead which the Hawks were never able to overcome, resulting in a 3-0 sweep. 

Ohio State hit .417 as a team while Quincy hit .200 with 30 kills and 15 errors. One night after being done in by service errors the Hawks were able to limit their mistakes and finished with just five service errors on Friday. Quincy was led by Joseph Sokol's eight kills while Andrew Ouano added 19 assists and seven digs.

Quincy falls to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in the MIVA. They return to action at home on Sunday when they will play three matches. The Hawks start the day at 1 p.m. against Carthage College and follow with a pair of matches against Fontbonne University.

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