Hawks Fade Against Loyola

After battling #15 ranked Loyola University early in its match on Friday night the Quincy University men's volleyball team faded in a 3-0 loss. The Hawks fell 25-21, 25-14 and 25-17 as they dropped their second consecutive match.

Quincy fell behind 17-8 in the opening set before making a late push against the Ramblers. Trailing 20-13 the Hawks scored three straight points including a kill by Brian Peth and service ace from Ryan Lehmann. A kill by Loyola stopped the Hawks' run but kills from Joe Ascher and Steven Battaglia brough the Hawks back into the game at 22-19. However that would be the closest Quincy could get as Loyola traded points with Quincy down the stretch.

Quincy was tied with Lewis 4-4 in the second set when Loyola rolled off six straight points to take control Quincy finished with just five kills in the set while committing nine errors and hitting -.154 as a team. Loyola meanwhile had a match low three errors in the set and hit .353 as a team.

Quincy was down just 12-9 in the third set but Loyola quickly opened up a 20-14 lead. Quincy finished the match with a team hittting percentage of .042 with 23 kills and 20 errors in 71 attempts. Loyola hit .371 as a team with 37 kills and only 11 errors in 70 attempts.

Quincy was led by Steven Battaglia with eight kills while Brian Peth added six kills. Chris Lynch finished with 20 assists while Ryan Lehmann finished with five digs. Quincy falls to 13-6 overall and 0-5 in the MIVA. They return to action on Saturday as they face Loyola once more in a MIVA match.

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