Three For All, Hawks Roll

The Quincy University men's volleyball team had a busy day Sunday, hosting three matches, and rolled to a 3-1 win in each match. The Hawks topped Carthage College before sweeping Fontbonne University in a pair of matches to close out the day.

Quincy edged out Carthage in the first set of the match 25-23, overcoming a  10-6 deficit early in the set. The Hawks took their first lead of the set at 12-11 on a kill by Ryan Lehmann. Quincy never led by more than two points in the set and were able to hold off Carthage for a win when Steven Battaglia finished the set with a kill on a pass from Andrew Ouano. The Hawks were unable to overcome their hitting problems in the second set, committing a match high 10 errors as Carthage picked up a 25-21 win.

The Hawks were able to recover in the third set and limited their hitting mistakes to just four errors while finishing with 14 kills. Quincy picked up 25-17 and 25-19 wins in the final two sets. The Hawks hit .288 as a team in the match with 57 kills and 25 errors while Carthage hit .188 as a team with 42 kills and 21 errors. The Hawks were able to overcome their 13 service errors and finished with 15 total team blocks.

Four Hawks finished in double figures in kills with Ryan Lehmann topping Quincy with 14 kills. Steven Battaglia finished with 11 kills and just two errors with eight blocks while Andrew Ouano added 47 assists and 11 digs.

The Hawks took their second match of the day, and first against Fontbonne, with a 25-22, 26-24, 25-27 and 25-17 score. Quincy's serves were not working well in the match as they committed 25 service errors but were able to overcome the problem in the first two sets. However their problems were too much in the third set when they also committed seven attack errors and saw Fontbonne steal the set. The Hawks returned to form in the fourth set, hitting .400 as a team with 14 kills and just four errors. 

Jeremiah Anderson led Quincy with 11 kills while Jacob Voigtmann added eight kills and Levi Chavez finished with seven kills. Robert Courtney picked up 30 assists in the match while Josh Farrell chipped in with 11 digs.

The Hawks came out in their final match flat, as Fontbonne picked up a 25-9 win in the opening set. However Quincy responded with 25-9, 25-14 and 25-15 wins in the final three sets of the match. Quincy hit .200 as a team with 36 kills and after hitting negative in the first set finished with impressive attack percentages in the final three sets. Quincy hit .643 as a team in the second set with nine kills and no errors before rolling off double digit kills in the final two sets. 

Battaglia had nine kills in the match while Kyle Volstad added seven kills. Ouano finished with 26 assists and Tanner Wright added five digs.

Quincy is now 6-5 overall this season and returns to action on Tuesday at home when they host Lewis University in a MIVA match at 7 p.m.


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