June 14, 2024
Missouri Valley Men’s Volleyball Knocks Off No. 12 Mount Mercy

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Monday, March 20, 2023 – 08:30 AM

Marshall, Mo., (March 18, 2023)- The Missouri Valley College men’s volleyball group welcomed Mount Mercy into the Burns Athletic Advanced Saturday afternoon for a Heart of The us Athletic Conference match.  The Vikings took early command, and defeated the No. 12 Mustangs, 25-15, 25-15, 21-25, 25-23.


The two teams traded details at the start out of the to start with recreation.  Freshman Appropriate Side Luca Hasse (Paderborn, Germany) concluded off a pair of kills, though Sophomore Outside Hitter Frederico Baptista (Porto, Portugal), Sophomore Outside Hitter Georgi Vlahov (Sofia, Bulgaria) and Freshman Outdoors Hitter Andre Leandro (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) every single extra 1 eliminate to make it a 6-6 score.  The Vikings went in entrance at 10-8 immediately after two far more kills from Baptista and a single eliminate from Sophomore Outdoors Hitter Marco Kost (Nuremberg, Germany).  Mount Mercy won the upcoming place, but the Vikings answered with a lengthy run.  Kost started off the extend with a destroy, then extra two aces as the group gained 9-straight points.  Hasse completed off two kills, with one particular get rid of from equally Baptista and Freshman Middle Blocker Presian Kirov (Sofia, Bulgaria).  Kirov teamed up with equally Hasse and Baptista on different blocks as MVC built up a 19-9 lead.  Baptista and Hasse included just one much more eliminate each individual later in the video game, when Baptista teamed up with Vlahov on a block.  Mount Mercy committed back again-to-back again faults at the conclude of the sport, as the Vikings won, 25-15. 


Activity two showcased Missouri Valley likely in entrance at the start out, as Kirov experienced one destroy and two aces, adopted by 1 eliminate each and every from Hasse and Leandro, and just one additional ace from Baptista to put the score at 7-3.  The Vikings taken care of their edge, helped by a person get rid of from Kost and Hasse each individual to extend the lead to 11-5.  The teams traded factors from there, which incorporated two kills from both Kirov and Hasse, along with a person eliminate every single from Baptista and Kost as MVC stayed on prime, 18-11.  Missouri Valley under no circumstances permit the Mustangs close down the hole.  Baptista experienced a few kills, and a block from Kirov and Hasse acquired the team to a 22-13 edge.  Hasse teamed up with Vlahov on a block to arrive at game-stage, and Baptista concluded off a 25-15 earn with one particular additional kill as MVC held a 2- lead in games gained.  Missouri Valley strike at a .467 percentage in the activity.


Mount Mercy started off the third match by winning a few of the opening four factors.  The Vikings came again, served by four MMU errors and a single Kost get rid of to go in front, 6-5.  The two teams traded points above the next extend, which featured just one destroy from Vlahov and two kills from Leandro, but Missouri Valley trailed, 11-10.  The Mustangs amplified their guide from there, creating it a 17-12 rating.  Three-straight factors later on in the game, which include a person kill from Vlahov and two much more Mount Mercy mistakes, acquired the Vikings to a 19-17 deficit.  Missouri Valley received to within two details of tying MMU numerous moments late in the sport, which includes at 22-20 just after a Hasse eliminate.  The Mustangs stayed in entrance, and compelled a fourth game as Missouri Valley fell, 21-25.


The fourth sport started off with the groups trading factors by way of a 6-6 rating.  Baptista, Vlahov, Leandro, Kost and Hasse all had one particular eliminate each individual all through the operate.  Missouri Valley answered with 5-straight factors, served by two kills from Baptista, along with a block from Vlahov and Leandro and one eliminate from Sophomore Setter Pedro Pilli (Sao Paulo, Brazil) to give the group an 11-6 guide.  The Vikings stayed in front through most of the game, likely back again-and-forth with points against Mount Mercy.  Leandro put down three kills, even though Kirov and Kost included two kills to inevitably make it a 22-18 rating.  The Mustangs came again with 5-straight details to move in advance late in the sport, 23-22.  Baptista ended the MVC drought with a destroy to tie the rating and Kirov completed off a acquire placing down two-straight aces to finish a 25-23 video game and claim a 3-1 victory in the match.


Baptista led with 16 kills and additional six digs.  Hasse concluded off 15 kills and Kost had 10 kills and 8 digs.  Kirov additional 4 aces, including the ultimate two aces that sealed the get.  Sophomore Setter Lucas Rodrigues (Balneario Camboriu, Brazil) totaled 33 helps and nine digs, even though Pilli experienced 21 helps.  Missouri Valley strike at a .355 proportion in the match, and experienced eight aces and six blocks.


Missouri Valley improves to 13-10 with the acquire and 8-9 in the Coronary heart.  Mount Mercy falls to 22-5 over-all and 12-5 in the convention.


Up up coming, the Viking men’s volleyball travels to Lamoni, Iowa, Tuesday, for a 7 p.m., match against Graceland (Iowa).  Missouri Valley defeated the Yellowjackets in four games at home back on Feb. 21.

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