McKendree 3, Quincy 0
McKendree men's volleyball picked up its third straight victory, defeating the Quincy University Hawks (12-13, 0-9 MIVA) for the second time this season. The sweep on the road improves the Bearcats overall record to 9-10 on the year, and 5-5 in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association play.
Senior outside hitter Nolan Rueter led the Bearcats on offense, putting down 12 kills while hitting .632 on the evening. Junior libero Zach Thompson had a team-high nine digs, while red-shirt senior middle Brendan Schmidt (O'Fallon, MO/Fort Zumwalt West) recorded four blocks and five kills.
Facing three set points in the first, the Bearcats rattled off five in row to take the 1-0 lead in the match, finishing it off with a kill from Rueter. McKendree built a five-point advantage in the second at 16-11 and held off a late charge from Quincy to take the set 25-22. The Bearcats came out strong in the third set, scoring nine of the first ten points on their way to the sweep.
The Bearcats will return home this week for two non-conference matches against the Princeton University Tigers on Thursday and Friday.
Princeton 3, Lindenwood 2
(25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 14-25, 15-9)
Tuesday, March 20 | St. Charles, Mo. (Hyland Arena)
Lindenwood setter Adam Brewster set a Lindenwood NCAA record with 63 assists, but Lindenwood men's volleyball fell to Princeton in five sets. It is the first 60-assist match for a Lion since Feb. 20, 2014 (Tim Schmidt, 60) The defeat drops Lindenwood to 8-11 overall.
- Adam Brewster set a program NCAA-record with 63 assists in the match. It is the third-highest single-match total in the NCAA this season.
- Nick Stevenson had 21 kills, a season-high for the Lions. It is the second time this season a Lion attacker has compiled 20 kills in a match (Michael Jennings had 20 against Grand Canyon on Feb. 2).
- The last time a Lion recorded 21 kills was April 6, 2016 (Jake Duckworth at McKendree, 23).
- In addition to Stevenson, Michael Jennings had 13 kills while Connor Hipelius added 11 kills.
- Sam Schindler led the Lions with three aces. He now has 27 aces this season.
- Hipelius was active at the net, recording six total blocks. Schindler was close behind with four blocks.
- Stevenson led the Lions with nine digs, one shy of a double-double.
- As a team, the Lions hit .377, led by Schindler (.563), Stevenson (.559) and Jennings (.455). The Lions hit .378 in the season opener against Erskine.
The Lions host Ohio State on March 25 at 2 p.m. in Hyland Arena.
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