#7 Lewis Beats Fort Wayne to Continue Their 7 Home Winning Streak

  0 Kenedy McGrath | February 19th, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, MIVA, News

Match Stats

  • #7 Lewis def. Fort Wayne 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17)
  • #7 Lewis moves to 11-3 (6-2 MIVA) and Fort Wayne drops to 4-13 (1-5 MIVA)
  • Neil Carey Arena, Romeoville, ILL
  • Attendance: 381
  • Match Stats

#7 Lewis has continued their at home winning streak to now 7 games after beating Fort Wayne last night 3-1. Fort Wayne totaled more kills in the match at 45 compared to Lewis’ 36 but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lewis .194 hitting percentage and 16 team blocks.

Lewis’ Jacob Schmiegelt had a team-high of 11 kills and 6 blocks while setter Matt Yoshimoto had 29 assists and a match-high of 4 aces. Libero Michael Simmons had a total of 10 digs in the match.

Fort Wayne’s Pelegrin Vargas had a career-high of 17 kills and Michael Keegan had his second double-double of the season with his season-best 12 digs and a total of 39 assists in the match.



Courtesy of: Lewis Athletics

Romeoville, Ill. – The No. 7 Lewis University men’s volleyball team extended its home winning streak to seven matches with the 22-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association victory over Fort Wayne at Neil Carey Arena on Saturday (Feb. 18) night.

Lewis redshirt senior middle blocker Jacob Schmiegelt (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) topped the Flyers with 11 kills, six blocks and finished with a hitting percentage of .412 (11 kills, 4 errors, 17 attacks).

With the win, Lewis improves to 11-3 overall and 6-2 in MIVA play while the Mastodons drop to 4-13 on the season and 1-5 in conference action.

Flyer sophomore setter Matt Yoshimoto (Ventura, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) dished out 29 assists and registered a match-high four service aces, while redshirt sophomore Michael Simmons (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) collected 10 digs.

Lewis freshman outside hitter Kyle Bugee (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) and senior middle blocker John Hodul (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) each tied Schmiegelt’s match-high six blocks. Bugee (7 kills) hit .455 (7-2-11), while Hodul (5 kills) connected at a clip of .833 (5-0-6).

Those blocks played a key role in Lewis’ win on Saturday, as they finished with 16 blocks to Fort Wayne’s 6.5. Lewis also took advantage of several Mastodon errors, as Fort Wayne had 31 hitting errors along with 21 service errors.

Fort Wayne hit .120 (45-31-117) as a team, while Lewis finished with a hitting percentage of .194 (36-18-93).

Lewis returns to action on Friday (Feb. 24), as they take on local rival Loyola for a 7 PM start in Rogers Park.

Courtesy of: Fort Wayne Athletics

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Despite a double-double from Michael Keegan, the Fort Wayne men’s volleyball team fell to the seventh ranked Lewis Flyers 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-20,25-17) in Neil Carey Arena on Saturday night (Feb. 18).

The Mastodons jumped out to a quick lead with a 17-9 advantage in the first set, forcing two Lewis timeouts within four plays. Alex Dickmann had three kills in a six-point stretch, finishing with six in the first. Pelegrin Vargas had the kill that ended a late 6-0 Lewis run to take the set. Vargas had five kills in the first set. Fort Wayne outhit the Flyers .333 to .000 in the first set.

In the second set, the ‘Dons tied the score at nine apiece, but Lewis went on an 8-2 run to stay out of reach. A five-point run late kept the ‘Dons competitive, but the Flyers took four of the last six points of the set.

In the third, Fort Wayne held a 14-14 tie, but the Flyers took an 11-6 run to the end of the set. The ‘Dons fell behind early in the fourth and could not claw back from a 19-10 Lewis lead.

The ‘Dons were led in kills by Vargas, who finished with a career-high tying 17. Keegan led the ‘Dons in digs with 12, which paired with his 39 assists for his second double-double of the season, fourth in his career. His 12 digs were his season-best.

Fort Wayne falls to 4-13, 1-5 MIVA, while Lewis improves to 11-3, 6-2 MIVA. Fort Wayne continues its road stretch with Quincy and Lindenwood on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24-25). Those matches will be played 8 p.m. EST respectively.

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About Kenedy McGrath

Kenedy McGrath

Started writing for volleymob in December 2016 Graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Multimedia Communications on a full-ride volleyball scholarship as a libero. Originally from Hermosa Beach, California Kenedy started to play indoor and beach volleyball at 9 years-old. She first began as a setter and then realized being only 5'5 …

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