- #5 Lewis def. Lindenwood 3-1, (25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 25-23)
- Lewis improves to 14-3
- Lindenwood falls to 1-14
- Match results
#5 Lewis won their sixth straight match with a four set victory over Lindenwood. Lewis had standout performances from setter Matt Yoshimoto and Trevor Weiskircher.
As a team, Lewis hit for .218 while Lindenwood only hit for .156. The defense in the match was huge for each team but Lewis was able to pick up 57 to Lindenwood’s 48 digs.
Weiskircher posted a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs. Yoshimoto’s solid performance included 37 assists, eight kills and eight digs. In the back court, Michael Simmons picked up a match-best 16 digs.
Posting a double-double for Lindenwood was Blake Koppel with 11 kills and 11 digs while Michael Chard added 10 kills. In the back court, Nathan Van Dellen picked up 15 digs and Connor Hipelius blocked six balls.
Courtesy of Lewis Athletics
The No. 5 Lewis University men’s volleyball team matched its season-high winning streak of six with the 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 25-23 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association victory over Lindenwood at Hyland Arena on Thursday (March 2) night.
Lewis sophomore setter Matt Yoshimoto (Ventura, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) turned in an all-around performance for the Flyers against the Lions with eight kills, eight digs and 37 assists. The California native hit .538 (8 kills, 1 error, 13 attacks).
The Flyers received a double-double from senior outside hitter Trevor Weiskircher (Loves Park, Ill./Boylan Catholic). Weiskircher collected a match-high 12 kills and 12 digs in the win.
With the victory, Lewis improves to 14-3 overall, while the Lions fall to 1-14 on the campaign.
As a team, Lewis hit .218 (50-21-133), while Lindenwood connected for a hitting percentage of .156 (44-23-135).
Lewis returns to action on Saturday (March 4), as the Flyers take on Quincy for a 2 PM first serve.
Courtesy of Lindenwood
The Lindenwood men’s volleyball team hung around on Thursday night against No. 5 Lewis, but eventually the Flyers would take down the Lions in four sets from Hyland Arena.
The Flyers hit .370 in the first set to outlast the Lions 25-21, before dropping the second frame in extra points. Knotted at one set apiece, Lewis controlled the third set and took advantage of Lindenwood errors to win the fourth frame, 25-23. The first set involved nine ties and two lead changes, while the second frame went back and forth with six lead changes and 14 ties. Overall, the score was tied 35 times with the lead changing hands 10 times.
Head coach Kris Dorn looked at this match from both sides, seeing the negative, but turning it into a positive. “We still have a slight tendency to lose focus and not make quick adjustments,” Dorn said.
“[But] we’re starting to believe that we can beat these teams no matter the ranking.”
Connor Hipelius and Sam Schindler each had 12.5 points on the night. Hipelius attacked at a .300 clip, recording eight kills, and was in on six blocks, including the lone solo stop for Lindenwood. In total, the team posted nine blocks. The freshman Schindler had nine killls with a .368 attack percentage, while leading the team with two service aces.
Blake Koppel led the team with 11 kills while recording a double-double with 11 digs. Nathan Van Dellen led the team with 15 digs.
After being named the MIVA Offensive Player of the Week averaging 11.22 assists/set last weekend, Adam Brewster tallied 34 dimes in the four sets. The sophomore also recorded a pair of kills and nine digs. Libero Ryan Vorderer had eight digs.
“We can and need to do the little things that pay off over time,” Dorn concluded.
Lindenwood drops to 1-14 on the season, and 1-9 in MIVA action. The Lions will host No. 9 Loyola on Saturday afternoon. The match is scheduled for 2 p.m. from Hyland Arena.