MVC Men's Volleyball Sweep Matches at Stritch Invitational Friday

Posted February 14, 2014

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Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (February 14, 2014)- The No. 9 Missouri Valley College men’s volleyball team traveled to Milwaukee, Wisc., for the Stritch Invitational. The Vikings opened with a 3-1 win over Lakeland University, and followed it up with a 3-1 win over Lourdes University.


MVC dropped the first game to Lakeland, but eventually pulled away for a 23-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 victory. MVC was led by Freshman Outside Hitter Tom Brandstetter (Muehldorf, Germany) who had 17 kills and nine digs. Sophomore Outside Hitter Stan Bosovik (Ozark, Mo.)finished with 15 kills, while Senior Middle Blocker Jacob Haar (La Mesa, Calif.) had 14 kills, four digs, four block. Also, Senior Outside Hitter Jake Pederson (San Jose, Calif.) had 10 digs with Senior Setter Will McCracken (Goleta, Calif.) finishing with 49 assists, six digs, five kills and two blocks.


The Vikings again dropped the first game, but came back to knock off Lourdes 24-26, 28-26, 25-17, 27-25. Leading the way for MVC was Brandstetter who had 12 kills, four digs and three blocks while Bosovik finished with 12 kills and two digs. Also, Haar added 12 kills and five blocks and Junior Opposite Chris MacFadyen (Aurora, Ill.) had 10 kills and four blocks. McCracken finidhed with 47 assists, six kills, four digs and three blocks while Sophomore Libero Ding Hui (Zhejiang, China) finished with 16 digs with zero errors and five assists on 24 serve receptions.


The two wins push the MVC record to 10-5 on the season.


The Vikings will play two more matches Saturday against Robert Morris University and the host school, Cardinal Stritch University.



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