Top Two Seeds Win in NAIA Pool Play Day 1

  0 Nathan Davis | April 21st, 2017 | College - Men's Indoor, NAIA

Day One of the NAIA national invitational tournament is completed with all of the top seeded teams winning. Both #1 seeded Grand View and #2 seeded Missouri Baptist both went 2-0 on the day.



  • MBU 3, MVC 0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-20)
  • MBU hit .244%; MVC hit .091%
  • MBU: 31 assists; MVC: 25 assists
  • MBU: 31 digs; MVC: 27 digs
  • MBU: 7 blocks; MVC: 11 blocks

For MBU, freshman opposite Luka Cajic led the way with 11 kills and six digs, and sophomore middle blocker Cameron Hibbler finished with eight kills on a .500 hitting percentage. Junior setter Kyle Foley led the offense effort with 28 assists while senior libero Robert Hall picked up 11 digs. Senior Mico Janicijevic hit an impressive .462% with six kills.

Missouri Valley was led by senior outside hitter Andrea Maggio with 11 kills and 10 digs while sophomore outside hitter Ivailo Enev contributed seven kills. Sophomore setter Tsvetan Todorov collected 18 assists and eight digs.

GAME 2: GRAND VIEW (23-3) VS. LOURDES (20-8)


  • Grand View 3, Lourdes 1 (25-21, 15-25, 25-21, 25-13)
  • Grand View hit .284%; Lourdes hit .195%
  • Grand View: 53 assists; Lourdes: 40 assists
  • Grand View: 58 digs; Lourdes: 56 digs
  • Grand View: 11 blocks; Lourdes: 9 blocks

Senior outside hitter Pedro Cardoso led Grand View with 21 kills on a .513 hitting percentage to go along with 10 digs. Junior opposite Tim Johnson followed with 15 kills and six digs. Senior outside hitter Felipe Nogueira and senior middle blocker Savili Bartley each had eight kills, while Nogueira also picked up 12 digs. Junior setter Alfredo controlled the offense with 37 assists, and senior libero Steve Harvey finished with 20 digs.

Lourdes was led by senior outside hitter Zachary Hawkins with 13 kills. He was followed by junior outside hitter Eric Ubior with 12 kills and 10 digs, while freshman outside hitter Evan Gebert had 11 kills and six digs. Senior setter Ryan Ferkel had 34 assists and 6 digs. Senior libero CJ Rilveria led the defensive effort with 18 digs while freshman defensive specialist Grady O’Neil had 10 digs.



  • MBU 3, Warner 0 (26-24, 27-25, 25-18)
  • MBU:hit .325%; Warner hit .244%
  • MBU: 36 assists; Warner: 33 assists
  • MBU: 29 digs; Warner: 26 digs
  • MBU: 5 blocks; Warner: 5 blocks

Mico Janicijevic led MBU with 13 kills while Luka Cajic followed with 11 kills and seven digs, hitting at an impressive .429%. Cameron Hibbler hit .583% with eight kills. Senior outside hitter Daniel Prada collected eight digs while Robert Hall had six. Kyle Foley finished with 34 assists.

Warner was led by senior middle blocker Alexander Lazo with 10 kills on a .400 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker Gonzalo Fernandez hit .800% with eight kills, while senior libero Hui Ding collected nine digs. Senior setter Martin Krueger led the offensive effort with 27 assists.

GAME 4: GRAND VIEW (24-2) VS. PARK (23-5)


  • Grand View 3, Park 2 (25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11)
  • Grand View hit .358%; Park hit .259%
  • Grand View: 59 assists; Park: 58 assists
  • Grand View: 35 digs; Park: 40 digs
  • Grand View: 11 blocks; Park: 10 blocks

Pedro Cardoso led Grand View with 19 kills and Tim Johnson followed with 17 kills. Freshman outside hitter John Chamone contributed 12 kills, while Savili Bartley hit .571% on 10 kills. Alfredo Batista finished with 51 assists and seven digs, and Steve Harvey collected 11 digs.

Park was led by sophomore opposite Oscar Tuero with 28 kills, hitting at .315%. Senior outside hitter Daniel Arteaga contributed 18 kills with nine digs, and sophomore outside hitter Mario Lucas had eight kills. Junior setter Milos Trivunic collected 51 assists, and senior libero Billy Crow picked up 14 digs.

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Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis has been around volleyball his whole life. His senior year of high school he coached his own girl's high school volleyball team to a 27-6-1 record and a fourth place finish at the state tournament. He then went on to compete at the collegiate level for two years …

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