ST. CHARLES, MO. – The Lindenwood men’s volleyball staff fought tough in a heartbreaking 5-established decline to the Loyola Ramblers on Saturday night in Hyland Arena.
Lindenwood seemed powerful on their dwelling courtroom appropriate from the jump, not allowing Loyola stroll absent with nearly anything easy. Regardless of different tries to put the Lions in a deeper hole, the Ramblers ended up only equipped to escape the set with a slender 22-25 victory, providing the Lions a good deal of area to establish and make a comeback.
Established two was even nearer than the initial, with Lindenwood never allowing the Ramblers get out in entrance by more than 4 points at any issue all through the set. The teams’ stat lines were approximately identical, like Lindenwood’s 13 kills, .250 hitting share edging Loyola’s 11 kills, .240. Provider mistakes would finally get the ideal of the Lions, as they posted 7 compared to Loyola’s 3. Even so, the margin of victory was a really slight 23-25 at the conclusion of the set, once more leaving a great deal of home for the Lions to convert the tables.
The Lions employed their -2 deficit to propel them into a dominant style of play throughout the entirety of the third set, which was highlighted by the team’s .440 hitting percentage as opposed to Loyola’s .074. Gamers like Carter Stenmark and Kyle Deutschmann started seriously coming up large for the Lions all in excess of the court, though some others like Connor Sheehan, Ian Schuller and Rashawn Bonner introduced a regular, reliable presence that was also a big component of the Lions’ accomplishment. Set three would result in a swift 25-17 Lindenwood victory, and now the fourth set was truly up for grabs.
In accurate Lindenwood vogue, set four was 1 for the guides. There was a exciting blend of more time rallies, totally-used challenges and extra big times from particular person players that would in the end force set 4 into extra time. The Lions came out on top in a dramatic 30-28 victory, heading into the closing set with an by now awe-inspiring overall performance at work.
It wouldn’t be until the incredibly stop of the fifth established that the Lions would get started to reduce that spark, contemplating they started off out with a 7-2 guide that compelled Loyola into back-to-again timeouts. The Ramblers have been equipped to shut the hole substantially, tying items up at 10-10 ahead of putting just ample pressure on the Lions to prevent them from obtaining the comeback victory. A heartbreaking 12-15 reduction would wrap up the match for Lindenwood, who fought all the way down to the wire versus a person of the leading groups in the conference each individual yr.
Carter Stenmark (17 K, .229 A%, 7 DIGS, 2 BLK )
Ian Schuller (14 K, .303 A%, 13 DIGS)
Rashawn Bonner (9 K, 3 ACE, 4 DIGS)
The Lions will head to McKendree for their first convention street activity of the calendar year on Thursday. Start out time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Lebanon, Illinois.