Lewis Sweeps Quincy In MIVA Quarterfinals

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – No. 8 Lewis men’s volleyball swept Quincy 25-16, 25-10, 25-16 in the 2012 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Quarterfinals on Friday (April 20) evening at Neil Carey Arena.
The second seeded Flyers out-hit seventh seeded Quincy .421-.031. Lewis also held a 10-0 edge in service aces. Senior Omar Sanchez (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South/Quincy) had back-to-back aces to finish the match. Senior Jay Petty (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) recorded four aces and four blocks while adding a match-high nine kills.
The Flyers didn’t trail until the third set. Lewis held the Hawks to a sub zero -.174 hitting percentage in the second set. The first set was highlighted by Petty’s six kills and two aces.
Freshman Geoff Powell (Claremont, Calif./Claremont), who was named MIVA Freshman of the Year in the morning, hit .500 with seven kills on 14 swings and no errors. Senior middle hitter Aaron Flick (North Ridgeville, Ohio/St. Edward) had five kills with no errors and added four blocks.
The loss ends Quincy’s season at 17-15.
Lewis improves to 24-6 overall and 14-0 at home this season. The win advances the Flyers to the MIVA Semifinals for a fifth consecutive season. The Flyers will host third seeded Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. in the Semifinals. The two clubs split the two meetings this season.