#8 Lewis Takes Down #15 Penn State in 5 games

  0 Kenedy McGrath | January 21st, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, MIVA, News

Match Stats

  • #8 Lewis def. #15 Penn State (28-26, 25-14, 16-25, 19-25, 15-9)
  • Lewis is 4-1 and Penn State moves to 3-3
  • Rec Hall, University Park, PA
  • Attendance: 764
  • Match Stats

Lewis University defeated Penn State in a 5 game match on January 20, 2017 moving their record to 4-1 while Penn State goes to 3-3. Penn State totaled 56 kills during the match while Lewis had 54 but Lewis only totaled 18 errors with 123 attacks and hit .293.

Lewis’ redshirt outside hitter Ryan Coenen had a match-high of 17 kills and 3 block assists while sophomore setter Matt Yoshimoto also had a match-high of 51 assists. Libero Michael Simmons had a team-high of 9 digs.

Penn State’s setter Luke Braswell tallied 47 assists and tied with libero Royce Clemens with 11 digs during the match. Kevin Gear had a team-high of 5 blocks and Chris Nugent had a team-high of 15 kills.

Lewis University takes on Saint Francis at Saint Francis tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Press Releases

Courtesy of: Lewis Athletics

University Park, Penn. – The No. 8 Lewis University men’s volleyball team hit .293 (54 kills, 18 errors, 123 attacks) as a team and .478 (38-5-69) in their three set wins, as the Flyers earned the 28-26, 25-14, 16-25, 19-25, 15-9 non-conference victory over Penn State University at Rec Hall on Friday (Jan. 20) night.

Lewis redshirt freshman outside hitter Ryan Coenen (Franklin, Wis./Franklin) and redshirt sophomore opposite Mitch Perinar (Channahon, Ill./Minooka) combined for 32 of those kills and a hitting percentage of .382 (32-6-68) in the victory.

Coenen had a match-high 17 kills and hit .361 (17-4-36), while Perinar totaled 15 putaways and compiled a hitting percentage of .406 (15-2-32). Both players had three block assists.

With the win, Lewis improves to 4-1 on the campaign, while the host Nittany Lions drop to 3-3.

Flyer sophomore Matt Yoshimoto (Ventura, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) dished out a match-high 51 assists, while redshirt sophomore libero Michael Simmons (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) had a team-high nine digs.

Lewis finished with 13.5 blocks (1 solo) on the evening, led by seven block assists from senior middle blocker John Hodul (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg). Hodul performed well on the offensive end, with six kills and a hitting percentage of .462 (6-0-13).

Lewis returns to action on Saturday (Jan. 21), as the Flyers head to Loretta, Penn., for a 7 PM ET meeting with St. Francis (PA).

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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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