Both Warner and Park advance to the NAIA national tournament semifinals where Warner will face top-seeded Grand View and Park will face Missouri Baptist.
GAME 1: WARNER (23-5) VS. MISSOURI VALLEY (18-14)
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Warner 3, MVC 0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-18)
- Warner hit .405%; MVC hit .028%
- Warner: 36 assists; MVC: 19 assists
- Warner: 27 digs; MVC: 20 digs
- Warner: 6 blocks; MVC: 3 blocks
Sophomore opposite Jahn Lazada led Warner with 11 kills on a .421 hitting percentage, followed by senior outside hitter Gillan Octave with 10 kills and six digs. Sophomore outside hitter Henrik Falck Lauten contributed eight kills. Senior setter Martin Krueger led the offense with 31 assists and senior libero Hui Ding led the defense.
Missouri Valley was led by senior outside hitter Casey Wood with six kills, followed by sophomore outside hitter Ivailo Enev with five kills. Senior setter Andrea Maggio controlled the offensive effort with 12 kills. Freshman libero Skyler Capplonch contributed six digs.
GAME 2: PARK (24-5) VS. LOURDES (20-9)
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Park 3, Lourdes 0 (25-20, 25-22, 29-27)
- Park hit .330%; Lourdes hit .250%
- Park: 50 assists; Lourdes: 36 assists
- Park: 36 digs; Lourdes: 28 digs
- Park: 4 blocks; Lourdes: 6 blocks
Sophomore opposite Oscar Tuero led Park with 21 kills while senior outside hitter Daniel Arteaga followed with 13 kills and eight digs. Senior middle blocker Murilo Pereira hit an impressive .700% with seven kills. Junior setter Milos Trivunic controlled the offense with 48 assists; senior libero Billy Crow led the defensive effort with 13 digs.
For Lourdes, Freshman opposte Evan Gebert led the way with 11 kills, followed closely by sophomore middle blocker Brendan Brown with 10 kills on a .750 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker Ryan Maune hit .700% with seven kills. Senior setter Ryan Ferkel dished out 35 assists while senior libero CJ Rilveria finished with 11 digs.