Ball State University was too much for the visiting Quincy
University men's volleyball team on Friday night, sweeping the
Hawks 3-0 by the scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-17.
Quincy hit just .133 as a team with 28 kills and 18 errors in the match while the home team finished with a .418 team hitting percentage with 38 kills and just 10 errors. In addition the Hawks highest sideout percentage of the match was 56-percent, coming in the first set. There were just nine ties and four lead changes in the match with seven of the ties and three of the lead changes coming in the first set alone.
The two teams battled back and forth in the opening set with neither team leading by more than one point until Ball State grabbed a 10-8 lead. That was the start for Ball State as they scored four straight points to take a 13-8 lead. The Hawks were unable to get back into the match as Ball State pulled away for a 25-17 win.
Ball State jumped out to a commanding 7-1 lead in the second set as Quincy finished with just seven kills and five errors in the set while Ball State recorded a match high 15 kills during the set. The Hawks were playing even again with Ball State in the final set, trailing just 9-8 after a kill from Joseph Ascher. However the Hawks were unable to take advantage of holding the serve and Ball State scored 10 of the next 11 points in the set.
Quincy was led by Ascher who finished with seven kills while Kyle Volstad and Steven Battaglia each added six kills. Andrew Ouano finished with 16 assists and Robert Courtney added 10 assists. Quincy falls to 8-7 overall and 0-4 in the MIVA.