February 25, 2012

No. 7 Lewis Men's Volleyball Keeps Rolling With Sweep Of Lindenwood

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Fresh off a victory over No. 8 Ohio State on Thursday, No. 7 Lewis men’s volleyball showed no signs of a let down on Saturday (Feb. 25) at Lindenwood. The Flyers took down the NCAA Division II bound Lions 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-17) in a non-conference match.
 
The Flyers have won six consecutive matches and 11 of their last 12 contests.
 
Lewis never trailed after 7-7 in the first set, 4-4 in the second and 1-1 in the third.
 
Junior Ian Karbiener (Orlando, Fla./Olympia) hit .467 with eight kills. He also added six digs and two blocks. Junior Jay Petty (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) also added eight kills. They were two of nine Flyers to notch a kill on the night.
 
Freshman Eric Butch (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) totaled 37 assists and six digs. He ran a Lewis offense which out-hit Lindenwood .403 to .186.

“(Starting setter) BJ (Boldog) got sick about an hour before the match and Eric stepped in and knocked it out of the park,” Lewis head coach Dan Friend said. “We hit .400 and that was because of our passing and how Eric distributed the ball.”
 
Neither team recorded an ace in the contest. The last time Lewis failed to record an ace in a match was the 2009 season opener against Cal Baptist on Jan. 16. It’s the first time under Dan Friend Lewis participated in a match where neither team recorded an ace.  
 
Lindenwood falls to 9-6. Lewis improves to 12-3. The Flyers continue non-conference play with a home contest against Mount Olive on Tuesday. First serve is set for 7 p.m.

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