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(RV) Griffins Sweep Past Olivet, Inch Closer To Locking Up No. 2 Seed In MCVL Tournament

Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca
Photo credit: Anthony LaRocca

OLIVET, Mich.—The (RV) Fontbonne University men's volleyball team cruised past Olivet College in straight sets on Friday night.

Score: Fontbonne 3, Olivet 0 (25-7, 25-23, 25-11)

Location: Olivet, Mich.

Records: Fontbonne 22-2 (6-2 MCVL), Olivet 3-16 (1-7 MCVL)

How It Happened

The Griffins played a near perfect first set with the team totaling 11 kills and one error for a .476 hitting percentage. The Comets, meanwhile, had its struggles offensively with five kills and 12 errors for a negative -.219 hitting percentage and that allowed the Griffins to go on for the 25-7 win.

It was a different story in the second set with Olivet opening a 12-8 lead on Dan Hayes' kill. The team held a 20-17 lead, until the Griffins went on a 5-0 run to regain a 22-20 advantage on a block assist from Emir Hadzisalihovic and Brendon Schwartze. From there, the Griffins fended off Olivet for the 25-23 win.

In the third, the Griffins grabbed a 10-6 lead on Cameron Way's service ace. They cruised from there as they outscored the Comets 15-5 for the 25-11 set and match win.

Inside The Box Score

  • The Griffins compiled 37 kills and a .333 hitting percentage.
  • Defensively, they came away with 44 digs and 14 block assists.
  • The Comets never got it going offensively with 24 kills and 25 errors for a negative -.010 hitting percentage.

Fontbonne Leaders

  • Mark Klusman led with a match-high 11 kills.
  • Hadzisalihovic added seven kills and a match-high .875 hitting percentage. Schwartze contributed seven kills and a .375 hitting percentage.
  • Braden Woolsey added six kills, a .750 hitting percentage, and a team-high four block assists.
  • Kyler van Rossum-O'Connell handed out 34 assists, while Way led with 11 digs.

Olivet Leaders

  • Brock Pringle posted nine kills and a .120 hitting percentage.
  • Tanner Gardenour led with 10 digs.

Up Next

  • The Griffins close out the regular season tomorrow and look to lock up the No. 2 seed in the MCVL Tournament as they'll take on Adrian. First-service at 12 p.m.

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