The Quincy University men's volleyball team reached the 20 win
plateau on Saturday night with an impressive 3-0 win over Grand
Canyon University winning 25-16, 25-19 and 25-21.
The Hawks came out firing in the match hitting .333 as a team and recording double digit kills in all three sets. The Hawks finished with 39 kills and just 13 errors in 78 total attempts. Grand Canyon meanwhile hit .070 as a team with 29 kills and 23 errors while also committing eight service errors with no aces.
Quincy played with enthusiasm from the start, evident when Tanner Wright laid full extension for a dig that kept the ball alive for a kill by Joseph Sokol that gave Quincy an early 5-1 lead in the opening set. Grand Canyon made a run and closed the score to 8-7 but a kill by Kyle Volstad gave the Hawks the momentum back. Two plays later Volstad added an ace to give Quincy some breathing room and spark them to a 16-10 lead.
Grand Canyon was making another strong push when Ryan Lehmann denied the rally. Lehmann met an Antelope at the net and stuffed his attack on a 50/50 ball. The Hawks went on to the victory as they hit .381 in the set with 11 kills and just three errors.
The Hawks hit a match high .385 with 15 kills in the second set. The Hawks trailed 8-6 when Joseph Ascher gave the Hawks the ball back with a kill. Ryan Lehmann followed with an ace and served three straight points to give Quincy the lead. The Hawks were tied with Grand Canyon at 13-13 when an Antelope service error opened the door for the Hawks. Quincy rolled off seven of the next ten points and cruised to the win.
Quincy was effective again in the third set to complete the sweep of the Antelopes. Quincy was led by Joseph Sokol's 10 kills while Ryan Lehmann and Steven Battaglia each added eight kills. Andrew Ouano finished with 36 assists and eight digs while Battaglia added six blocks. Quincy is now 20-12 overall and 2-8 in the MIVA.