MVC Men's Volleyball Wins Both Matches at St. Ambrose Tournament Friday

Posted March 7, 2014

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




Marshall, Mo. (March 7, 2014)- The No. 9 Missouri Valley College men’s volleyball team played two matches Friday evening at the St. Ambrose Tournament in Davenport, Iowa. The Vikings swept Culver-Stockton College 3-0 and defeated Emmanuel College 3-1.


Against Culver-Stockton, the Vikings dominated in a 25-17, 25-16, 25-16 victory. Leading the way for MVC was Senior Outside Hitter Jake Pederson (San Jose, Calif.) who finished with 16 kills and nine digs. Senior Middle Blocker Jake Haar (La Mesa, Calif.) added 12 kill and two aces, with Sophomore Libero Ding Hui (Zhejiang, China), Junior Setter Joao Amaral (Rio de Janiero, Brazil) and Sophomore Defensive Specialist Victor Magalhaes (Contagem, Brazil) all combining for 18 digs. Also, Senior Setter Will McCracken added 37 assists, eight digs and two kills in the victory.


In the second match of the evening, the Vikings eventually put away Emmanuel 25-20, 24-26. 25-19, 25-11. Pederson again led MVC, this time with 15 kills, 11 digs and one ace. Haar added 16 kills, two digs and two blocks, while Junior Opposite Chris MacFayden (Aurora, Ill.) finished with eight kills, three digs and three blocks. Hui added 10 digs, while McCracken finished with 47 assists, five digs and one ace.


MVC improves to 17-9 on the season after the pair of wins


Next up for the men’s volleyball are two more matches at the St. Ambrose Tournament, playing Graceland University at 12 p.m. and No. 1 Concordia-Irvine University at 2 p.m. tomorrow.


About Missouri Valley College

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