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Last updated: Sat. Apr. 12, 2014 - 09:55 am EDT

IPFW whips Quincy in straight sets

Volleydons can win 20th match tonight

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The IPFW men's volleyball team made it a season sweep over MIVA conference rival Quincy, taking down the Hawks 25-13, 25-19, 27-25 at Hilliard Gates Sports Center on Friday night.

Andrew Sellan led the Mastodons hitting .632 with 14 kills and six digs. Eddie Rivera chipped in 13 kills and had a match-high seven digs and three aces. Ramon Burgos contributed nine kills as IPFW hit a combined .386. Omar Rivera dished out a match-high 38 assists and had six digs

Quincy held the early lead in the opening set, but with the score tied 5-5, the Volleydons made an 11-4 run to put the set away. As a team, IPFW hit .538 in the frame.

In the second set, Quincy held a three-point lead at 11-8, but the Volleydons used an 8-2 advantage to gain the lead at 16-13. The Hawks cut the lead to one at 19-18, but three consecutive points by the Mastodons helped give IPFW the set.

An early 4-1 lead for IPFW couldn't hold up in the third set as Quincy knotted the score at 6-6. Neither team was able to break away, exchanging four leads in the set, including 11 tie scores. With IPFW leading 20-19, Quincy scored four consecutive points, forcing IPFW coach Arnie Ball to call a timeout. The Volleydons came out of the timeout on a 4-1 run, tying the score at 24-24. After exchanging points, a kill from IPFW's Bryan Saunders and a Quincy attack error sealed the IPFW victory.

IPFW, 19-6 overall and 8-5 in the MIVA, returns to action for its season finale at 7 p.m. for Senior Night against Lindenwood.


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