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No. 14 Lewis Men’s Volleyball Starts MIVA Play with Victory Over Lindenwood Wednesday

No. 14 Lewis Men's Volleyball Starts MIVA Play with Victory Over Lindenwood Wednesday


ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The No. 14 Lewis University men’s volleyball team started Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association play in a strong way as the Flyers rallied to win three straight sets after dropping the first to defeat Lindenwood 3-1 at Robert F. Hyland Arena Wednesday (Jan. 31). The Flyers hit .370 for the match including a .467 clip or better the last three sets.

TEAM RECORDS

No. 14 Lewis 6-2 (1-0 MIVA) | Lindenwood 2-5 (0-1 MIVA)

LEWIS LEADERS

Kills: Daniel Haber (Remsenburg, NY/Westhampton Beach) (13), Max Roquet (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) (12)

Digs: Roquet (8), Christian Prayer (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway North) (7)

Assists: Tyler Morgan (37)

Blocks: Tyler Simpson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) (6)

Aces: Christian Prayer (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway North) (4)

SET BREAKDOWN

Set 1: Lindenwood 25, Lewis 22

Lindenwood jumped out to an early 5-0 lead before Simpson was able to respond with a kill. Lewis tried to get back in the match after Roquet recorded a kill which made it 9-6 Lions but Lindenwood went up 16-9.

The Lions were ahead 22-13 late in the first set before the Flyers went on a 8-1 rally including three kills from Haber which made it 23-21 Lindenwood. Lindenwood was able to hold off Lewis and closed out the first set and won 25-22.

Set 2: Lewis 25, Lindenwood 17

Both teams scored two points each to start the second set before the Lions capped off a 6-1 rally to go ahead 7-3. Moments later, Lewis was able to respond and tie the set at 15-15 after scoring three straight, which was started by a kill from Roquet. 

 

The Lions went up 17-16 but that would be the last time they led as Lewis scored nine straight points to win the set 25-17. During that stretch, Prayer recorded a pair of aces while Michael Sack (Oak Lawn, Ill./St. Laurence) recorded a pair of kills.

Set 3: Lewis 25, Lindenwood 20

The third set started off on the right foot for Lewis this time as the Flyers jumped out to an early 5-2 lead. Lindenwood recorded the next point before the Flyers scored three straight which was started by a kill from Haber. 

Lindenwood tried to fight back into the set and cut it down to two (17-15) but Lewis scored three straight to keep it ahead 20-15. Lewis was able to hold off the Lions 25-20 and take a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth.

Set 4: Lewis 25, Lindenwood 17

Sack started the fourth set with a kill to give the Flyers an early lead. Morgan gave Lewis a 6-3 lead after…

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