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4/5 - Thursday Recap

4/5 - Thursday Recap

Lindenwood 3, Loyola 1
No. 8 Loyola Chicago 1, Lindenwood 3 (25-20, 19-25, 29-27, 25-20)
Thursday, April 5 | St. Charles, Mo. (Hyland Arena)

The Lindenwood men's volleyball team toppled nationally ranked Loyola Chicago in four sets at Hyland Arena. Nick Stevenson led the Lions with 20 kills while hitting .556. The win snaps a five-match skid for Lindenwood and moves the Lions to 9-14 overall and 3-10 in MIVA matches.

- Nick Stevenson had 20 kills against the Ramblers, his second 20+ kill match of the season. He also led Lindenwood with a .457 attack percentage. The last time Stevenson recorded 20 kills was March 20 against Princeton (21 kills with .559 attack percentage)
- Nathan Van Dellen and Charley Hlavin each recorded 10 kills in the match.
- Setter Adam Brewster notched 48 assists. He now has 860 assists this season and 1,929 assists in his career. Only one Lion has recorded 2,000 career assists in the NCAA era of men's volleyball.
- The Lions blocked well against Loyola with Sam Schindler leading the way at six blocks. Connor Hipelius and Charley Hlavin had five blocks apiece.
- Libero Ryan Vorderer was busy on defense, recording 16 digs. He has now recorded double-digit digs in four consecutive matches.

The Lions host Lewis in the final home match of the 2018 campaign on Saturday. Prior to the 3 p.m. first serve, Lindenwood will honor the 2018 senior class.

Lewis 3, Quincy 0
QUINCY, Ill. – The 10th ranked Lewis Flyer men's volleyball team snapped its two-match losing streak with a dominating sweep at Quincy on Thursday night. The Flyers (17-10, 8-5 MIVA) hit .527 for the match and had only four attack errors in the contest.

Mitch Perinar (Channahon, IL/Minooka) led Lewis with 10 kills while Ryan Coenen (Franklin, WI/Franklin) and Julian Moses (Atlanta, GA/Atlanta International School) finished with seven kills apiece. Matt Yoshimoto (Ventura, CA/Adolfo Camarillo) distributed 21 assists while Coenen led the way with six digs.

The Flyers held the Hawks (12-17, 0-13 MIVA) to a negative .046 hitting percentage and forced them into 19 attack errors. Lewis finished the match with nine total blocks.

The Flyers fell behind 3-0 to start the match but responded with an 11-3 run to build a five-point lead after a kill from Coenen. Quincy cut the deficit to 11-8 after block from Shane McAdams but Lewis countered with a 10-3 run to extend its lead to double figures and cruise to a 25-13 set win.

The middle stanza was tied at 7-7 early before the Flyers began to pull away with a 10-4 run. Perinar and Moses combined for four kills in the set deciding run. The Hawks wouldn't get closer than four the rest of the set as Lewis closed it out by scoring five of the last six points to win 25-17 and take the commanding 2-0 lead.

The third set was all Flyers as they scored the first four points of the set and never trailed on its way to a 25-9 win. Quincy got as close as two early on before Lewis put it away with a 16-3 run to build its largest lead of the match at 15 points.

The Flyers conclude the regular season on Saturday when they take on Lindenwood in a 3 p.m. match at Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.