Men's Volleyball Lose in Four to Loras

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ADRIAN, Mich. -- The Adrian College men's volleyball team dropped to 1-6 in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League after a 3-1 decision to league opponent Loras on Friday night. Setter Joseph Campana (Los Angeles, Calif.) led the Bulldogs with 25 assists and three kills (.600 K%) in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Loras 3, Adrian 1 (25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 25-17)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Merillat Sports and Fitness Center)

Records: Loras (9-10, 2-4 MCVL), Adrian (5-12, 1-6 MCVL)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Duhawks took a 1-0 lead off a four-point win in the first set. Loras hit .290 in the opening set while totaling 13 kills. The Bulldogs (5-12, 1-6 MCVL) hit a match-low, .083 in the first set.

Adrian tallied seven straight points to tie the score, 23-23, in the second set before the Duhawks closed out with the final two points to jump to a 2-0 set lead.

The Bulldogs broke a 14-14 tie with a 5-0 run to take the lead and the set, 25-18. The win forced a fourth set and cut the Loras lead to just one game (2-1).

The Duhawks controlled the fourth set, taking a 19-11 lead before closing out the match with a 25-17 victory. Despite the score, the Bulldogs had their best game offensively in the fourth with a .217 team hitting percentage.

TOP DOGS

Noah Marcinkowski (Menifee, Calif.) led Adrian with 11 kills (.286). He also contributed two service aces, six digs, one block assist, and one assist.

Kyle Bell (Lake Orion, Mich.) led the Bulldogs defense with 12 digs while also helping offensively with an assist.

Avery Johnson (Bolingbrook, Ill.), Michael Burkhardt (Whitehall, Pa.), and Mike Gold (Fenton, Mich.) led Adrian with five blocks.

THE OPPOSITION

• Dylan Ross was the Loras offensive leader with 15 kills.

• Alfredo Lopez paced the offense with 38 assists.

• Blair Anderson led in digs with 11 while Austin Kuchenbecker had a team-high five block assists.

UP NEXT

Adrian will host Augustana (Ill.) College tomorrow (March 24) for another MCVL matchup. The match is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m., EDT, first serve.

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