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Men's Volleyball Makes It 10 Wins In A Row Against Concordia Wisconsin

Men's Volleyball Makes It 10 Wins In A Row Against Concordia Wisconsin

MEQUON, Wis.—The Fontbonne University men's volleyball team made it 10 straight wins on Saturday after a sweep (25-17, 25-14, 25-20) over Concordia Wisconsin.

Score: Fontbonne 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-20)

Location: Mequon, Wis.

Records: Fontbonne (10-0), Concordia Wisconsin (6-5)

How It Happened

In the first set, the Griffins opened with a 12-7 lead on a Falcons attack error. A Fontbonne attack error brought CUW to within four at 17-13, but the Griffins closed out the set on an 8-4 run as Jacob Hartmann had the kill to give Fontbonne the 25-17 win.

In the second set, the Griffins had 11 kills and four errors on 19 attempts for a match-high .368 hitting percentage. The Falcons, meanwhile, never got it going with nine kills and nine errors for a .000 hitting percentage.

Fontbonne jumped out to an early 11-5 lead on a block assist from Hartmann and Mark Klusman. The Falcons kept battling and were down 15-12 on a Fontbonne ball handling error.

From there, the Griffins regained control and finished the set off on a 10-2 run as a block from Hartmann gave Fontbonne the 25-14 win.

In the third, the two teams met-up at 8-8 on a Falcons kill from Sam Rovik. Fontbonne responded with a 7-0 run to gain the necessary breathing room at 15-8.

CUW tried to stay in it as a kill from Rovik made it a 23-20 outing, but Emir Hadzisalihovic and Hartmann finished off the set and match with consecutive kills for the 25-20 win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Fontbonne concluded with 31 kills and a .292 hitting percentage.
  • Defensively, they posted 35 digs and 10 block assists.
  • The Falcons were limited to a .062 hitting percentage and committed 10 service errors.

Fontbonne Leaders

  • Hadzisalihovic had eight kills for the second straight match and ended with a .429 hitting percentage.
  • Klusman added seven kills and a .308 hitting percentage.
  • Brendon Schwartze was busy on both sides of the net with six kills and seven digs.
  • Kyler van Rossum-O'Connell had a match-high 27 assists.
  • Cameron Way led them with a team-high seven digs.

Concordia Wisconsin Leaders

  • James Althoff had a match-high 11 kills.
  • Setter Connor Muff dished out 24 assists and finished with four digs.
  • Turner Fuhrer posted a match-high eight digs.

Up Next

  • The team returns home next Saturday for a tri-match against Maranatha Baptist at 12 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m., contest against Greenville.

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