March 4, 2011

Hawks Rally For Win

The Quincy University men's volleyball team rallied from down two sets to pick up a 3-2 win at home over Missouri Baptist University. The Hawks lost the first two sets 25-20 and 25-18 but took the final three sets 25-21, 25-17 and 15-10.

After Missouri Baptist hit above .400 as a team in the first two sets Quincy was able to cool off the Spartans and get their own attack on track. Quincy hit .464, .500 and .333 in the final three sets while Missouri Baptist did not hit above .208 in their final three sets. Quincy hit .364 as a team in the match with 55 kills while Missouri Baptist finished with a .240 hitting percentage. 

After dropping the first two sets Quincy led just 11-10 in the third set before putting together a run and opening up a 19-13 lead and holding on for a win. The Hawks led from the start in the fourth set including a 19-10 lead and were able to cruise to the win and tying the match. Trailing 9-8 in the final set the Hawks tied the score up after a kill by Ryan Lehmann. Lehmann gave the Hawks the lead moments later with another kill and Quincy scored the final four points of the set for the come from behind win.

Joseph Ascher led Quincy with 21 kills while Kyle Volstad added 11 kills with just two errors. Andrew Ouano added 48 assists and Joseph Sokol finished with seven kills and six digs while Tanner Wright led Quincy with eight digs.

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