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Lewis Men’s Volleyball Bounces Back; Sweeps Quincy Tuesday

Lewis Men's Volleyball Bounces Back; Sweeps Quincy Tuesday

QUINCY, Ill. – The No. 15 Lewis University men’s volleyball team swept Quincy, 3-0, Tuesday (Feb. 20) to snap a three-match losing streak. Sophomore Nathan DeGraaf (Cranberry Township, Penn./Seneca Valley HS) tied his career-high in kills with 8, and set a new personal best in service aces with two, in the win.


No. 15 Lewis 8-6 (3-3 MIVA) | Quincy 5-5 (1-5 MIVA)


Kills: Max Roquet (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) (13), DeGraaf (8)

Digs: Nico Paula (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School) (7)

Assists: Tyler Morgan (Dike, Iowa/Dike-New Hartford) (39)

Blocks: Piotr Wymoczyl (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove HS) (3)

Aces: DeGraaf (2)


Set 1: Lewis 29, Quincy 27

Quincy started fast, going up 4-1 and stayed in the lead early until the Hawks held a 9-5 advantage. Lewis roared back with a 4-0 run as DeGraaf had a solo block to tie it at nine.

The Hawks then pulled back ahead with a 3-0 burst but the Flyers got back even with a 6-3 charge to make it 15-15. Later, Lewis grabbed the lead with a 4-0 push fueled by three consecutive attack errors by Quincy to make it 21-18 Flyers.

Lewis was ahead, 23-20, when the Hawks took three crucial points in a row to tie it. Quincy later reached set point three times, but the Flyers had the answer each time and finished the set with a 3-0 run including a kill by Roquet and a block from Morgan and Wymoczyl.

Set 2: Lewis 25, Quincy 22

The second set started out tight, with the score tied 5-5 early. Two kills by Michael Sack (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Laurence) helped Lewis on a 3-0 run to take the 8-5 lead.

Later, Roquet earned a kill and solo block to bring the Flyers’ advantage to 11-7. Things went back-and-forth from there until DeGraaf got a kill and followed it with a pair of aces to make it 17-12 Lewis and prompt a Quincy timeout.

The Hawks came out strong after the timeout, taking a 6-3 charge to get back within two points at 20-18. The Flyers recovered and held off the charge from Quincy, though, finishing the second set on a kill by Sack.

Set 3: Lewis 25, Quincy 21

Lewis came out looking to finish strong in set three, taking a 4-0 lead with a kill and solo block by Wymoczyl in the early going. The Flyers kept the Hawks at arm’s reach until a 5-1 charge from Quincy cut Lewis’ lead to just one, 11-10.

Three straight kills from the Hawks later gave Quincy its first lead of the set, 15-14, prompting the Flyers to take a timeout. Lewis…

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