In a gruesome play at the net, Lewis men’s volleyball player Danny Maurer suffered a broken leg after coming down on another player’s foot in Set 3 of the match.
Maurer had just two hitting attempts and one service attempt for the Flyers in the match which Ohio State via sweep (25-18, 25-18, 25-19). It was just the eighth appearance of the year for the 6-8 junior middle blocker from Ovideo ,Florida.
All told on the year, Maurer has notched 16 kills (1.50 per set) and 16 blocks (0.94 per set) in 17 sets of action, while hitting at a .313 clip. A five-kill and five-block effort vs. Benedictine on Jan. 20 was hit standout match of the year. The Cal Baptist transfer also managed a four-kill effort, while hitting .800 (4-0-5) at BYU in his season debut on Jan. 6.
For the season, the Flyers are 16-10, including a 7-5 mark in MIVA play. The Flyers dropped both matches of a weekend road trip, falling to McKendree in four sets on Thursday and OSU on Saturday. Next up for the team are road matches at Quincy (Thursday) and Lindenwood (Saturday) to wrap up the regular season.
Lewis is currently ranked 10th nationally and fourth in the MIVA behind Ohio State (10-2), Loyola (10-2) and Ball State (8-4). The team’s final regular season foes, Quincy and Lindenwood, are the bottom two teams on the league ledger at seventh (2-10) and eighth (0-12) respectively.
Prayers for Danny Maurer of Lewis Men’s Volleyball. He was injured in Saturday’s match vs. the Buckeyes. Hang in there Dan! pic.twitter.com/wO1QAlx88n
— gene smith (@OSU_AD) April 2, 2018
From all of us here at Block O and Ohio State, we send our thoughts to Danny Maurer, his family, and @LewisMVBall. You never want to see anyone injured, and we hope for a speedy recovery!
— Block O Volleyball (@BlockOVball) April 1, 2018
Danny is doing well, surgery went good. Thanks for all the support and prayers. #FLYERNATION
— Lewis Men's V-Ball (@LewisMVBall) April 1, 2018