- #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.