Men’s Volleyball | Fri, Mar. 3, 2023 at 9:05 PM
Oskaloosa, IA – Grand View men’s volleyball traveled to Oskaloosa for their 2nd road game in a row against ranked foes. The Vikings fell to the Statesmen in three sets, 25-16, 25-19, and 25-23.
Set 1: Grand View University 16 | William Penn University 25
Grand View would find the floor first, adding a point to the scoreboard with a kill from Nickolas Lima (FR/Curitiba, Brazil ). After a small run by the Statesmen, the Vikings would get a spark from Daniel Wong (SR/Campbell, CA ) as he would get a kill making the score, 7-5. Brendan Edgington (SR/Ankeny, IA ) would get a kill assisted by Adalberto Gonzalez (SO/Devurge, Dominican Republic) making the score, 16-14 in favor of the Statesmen. A few big defensive plays by the Statesmen would find the Vikings in a hole, and they would drop the first set, 25-16.
Set 2: Grand View University 19 | William Penn University 25
The Vikings would begin to come alive in the 2nd set giving the team their biggest boost of the contest thus far. Nickolas Lima would get a kill that would put the Vikings up 4-1. A few points later, Zeo Meyer (JR/Wheaton, IL ) got a kill and would put the Vikings within one. Later on, the Vikings would begin to see the set slip away, and they would eventually get a break with the Statesmen committing a few errors. The set would come to an end with a few errors from the Vikings, 25-19.
Set 3: Grand View University 23 | William Penn University 25
The third set would be highly competitive between the two teams. The opening serves would include the two trading points. The Vikings and the Statesmen would go back and forth all the way through the teens. A kill from Gioele Lacono would even things at 22. Following this point, the Statesmen would get a kill from the defending NAIA Player of the Year. 23 would be the Viking’s final point of the evening and it would come from Nickolas Lima. Back-to-back kills would solidify the three-setter in favor of the Statesmen with a score of 25-23.
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