March 1, 2012

Lewis to Much for Hawks

The #7 ranked Lewis University Flyers were too much for the Quincy University men's volleyball team as they handed the Hawks a 3-0 loss, winning 25-14, 25-13 and 25-15.

Quincy hit just .057 in the match while the Flyers were nearly unstoppable and hit .520 in the three sets. Quincy was even with the Flyers through the mid-way point of the opening set. Quincy was tied with Lewis at 12-12  as they matched the Flyers point for point. However Lewis would roll off four straight points to take control and scored 11 of the final 12 points in the set with a kill from Steven Battaglia being the only Hawk point to break up the run.

The Hawks were within striking position in the second set as well, trailing just 11-8 after a kill by Brian Peth. However the Flyers  used a 7-1 run to take control and closed out the set with three straight points. The pattern repeated itself in the third set as Quincy was down just 11-9 with serve. However Lewis rolled off five straight points to pull away and held off any Hawk come back attempt.

Quincy finished the match with just 27 kills while committing 22 errors in 88 attempts. Lewis finished with 44 kills and just five errors in 75 attempts while recording 8.5 total team blocks. Steven Battaglia led Quincy with eight kills while Chris Lynch finished with 24 assists and Brian Peth adding 10 digs. Quincy falls to 13-5 overall and 0-4 in the MIVA. They return to action tomorrow night with another MIVA meeting against Loyola in Chicago, Illinois. 

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