Playing their fourth match in just two nights the Quincy
University men's volleyball team showed no signs of weariness as
they picked up their fourth consecutive sweep and extended their
winning streak to five matches. Quincy, who swept Fontbonne
University in a pair of matches on Monday, returned home Tuesday to
take two matches against visiting Rust College.
Quincy opened the night with a vengeance as they won the first match 25-11, 25-19 and 25-18. The Hawks hit .346 in the opening set with 12 kills and just three errors as they allowed no breathing room for the Bearcats. Quincy did not commit 20 service errors which allowed Rust to hang around in the final two sets but in the end the Hawks were too much. Quincy hit .220 as a team with 34 kills and 16 attack errors while Rust hit -.107 with just 11 kills while committing 17 attack errors.
The Hawks had a balanced attack in the match with 12 players getting in to play and 10 of those recording at least one kill. Levi Chavez and Jacob Voigtmann led the way with six kills while Jeremiah Anderson added five kills. Andrew Ouano paced the offense with 28 assists and added four digs.
The second match of the night saw Rust give a little more challenge to the Hawks as Quincy won 25-20 and 25-23 before finishing off the Bearcats 25-7 in the third set. Again it was the Quincy serving which allowed Rust to keep close as the Hawks committed 22 service errors in the match. The Hawk offense also was not connecting, despite hitting above .240 in the first two sets they still committed at least six kills in each set. The Hawks pounded out 18 kills in the first set and had to come from behind in the second set.
Rust held a 23-22 lead with serve in the second set before Quincy was able to close it out with two straight points from Ryan O'Malley. The Hawks went for it all in the third set as they jumped out to an 8-1 lead and cruised to the victory. Quincy hit .667 as a team in the third set with 11 kills and just one error and had a perfect sideout percentage. The Hawks hit .337 in the match with 43 kills while Rust hit -.057 with nine kills.
Ethan Freeman led Quincy with eight kills while Robert Courtney added 28 assists and Ryan Lehmann finished with four service aces. Josh Farrell chipped in with seven digs for Quincy. The Hawks have now won five straight matches and are 13-8 overall this season.