Men’s volleyball team splits two matches at North Park Triangular

Men’s volleyball team splits two matches at North Park Triangular

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Olivet College men's volleyball team split two non-conference matches this afternoon at the North Park (Ill.) University Triangular this afternoon at North Park Gymnasium in Chicago, Illinois. After being swept by Robert Morris-Chicago University in three sets, the Comets bounced back to defeat the host Vikings in four sets.

Final Score:
Robert Morris def. Olivet 25-20, 25-14, 25-19
Location: North Park Gymnasium; Chicago, Ill.
Records: Olivet 0-9 overall, Robert Morris 9-10 overall

  • In the first set, the Eagles led 7-4. The Comets went on a 5-1 run to take a 9-8 lead. Robert Morris answered with a 4-1 run to go up 12-10. Olivet closed the gap to a single point on five occasions. After the last time at 17-16, the Eagles ended the set on an 8-4 run to win the set 25-20.
  • With the exception of ties at 1-1 and 2-2, Robert Morris never trailed in the second set.
  • The Comets had a one-point lead on seven occasions in the third set. With Olivet holding an 11-10 lead, the Eagles scored three straight points and did not relinquish the lead for the rest of the set.

  • Nicholas Allen slammed down a match-high 14 kills, followed by Manny Andrade with 11.
  • Bobby Ying dished out 32 set assists.
  • Andrade and Troy Teske collected nine digs apiece.

Final Score:
Olivet def. North Park 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-18
Location: North Park Gymnasium; Chicago, Ill.
Records: Olivet 1-9 overall, North Park 3-11 overall

  • The Comets raced out to an 11-2 lead in the first set. The Vikings fought back to trim their deficit down to four points, 24-20. A kill by Pringle ended the set in Olivet's favor.
  • In the second set, the Comets used five kills and three North Park attack errors to jump out to an 8-0 lead. The Vikings were never able to recover from that deficit.
  • Olivet led 9-4 in the third set. North Park came back with an 11-5 run to take its first lead 15-14. The Comets answered with a 6-2 run to go up 20-17. The Vikings put the eight of the final 11 points on the scoreboard to win the set 25-23.
  • The Comets never trailed in the fourth set. Their largest lead in the set was eight points.

  • For the match, Olivet posted a .242 attack percentage compared to .033 for the Vikings. The Comets had 53 kills to 32 for North Park.
  • Pringle led all players with 15 kills.
  • Sophomore Dan Hayes joined him in double figures with 12 kills and recorded a .391 hitting percentage.
  • Giorgi added a team-leading 45 set assists and 12 digs.
  • Junior Zach Pringle was next with 11 digs.

  • Daniel Porche had a team-best 11 kills.
  • Moises Zavala recorded 30 set assists.
  • Colin Wong tallied a match-high 16 digs.

  • Olivet is idle until Friday, March 15, when it travels to play Loras (Iowa) College at 8 p.m.