February 25, 2012

Hawks Mount Come Back Against Trojans

On Saturday night the Quincy University men's volleyball team picked up win #13 on the season, snapping a two match losing streak, with a 3-2 come from behind win over Mount Olive College. The Hawks took the match 25-21, 26-28, 25-20, 23-25 and 15-11.

The two teams rotated winning in each of the first four sets and Mount Olive looked like they were headed to breaking that pattern as they opened up a 5-1 lead in the fifth set. However Quincy fought its way through the Trojan defense to spark the come from behind win.

The match featured just 11.5 combined blocks in the first four sets but both teams quickly established a defensive presence in the fifth set, recording seven blocks. The first five points of the fifth set were recorded off blocks. Trailing 9-5 the Hawks were finally able to get past the Trojans blocks and rolled off four straight points including three consecutive kills. John Pranger started the run and was followed by back to back kills from Ryan Lehmann.

The Hawks held serve with a chance to take the lead but the Trojans held on with a kill. Ryan Lehmann evened the score back up and Quincy jumped in front when Mount Olive committed three straight attack errors. Quincy closed out the match with back to back kills from Lehmann and Joe Sokol.

Quincy hit .282 as a team  in the match with 74 kills and 30 errors in 156 attempts. Mount Olive hit .186 with 50 kills and 23 errors while recording 13 team blocks. Quincy was led by Joe Ascher's 22 kills while Ryan Lehmann finished with 19 kills and Joe Sokol added 15 kills. Chris Lynch finished with 65 assists and Lehmann added 16 digs for Quincy. Quincy improves to 13-4 overall this season.

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