MVC Men's Volleyball Finishes with Three Wins at St. Ambrose Tournament

Posted March 8, 2014

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




Marshall, Mo. (March 8, 2014)- The No. 9 Missouri Valley College men’s volleyball team continued action at the St. Ambrose Tournament in Davenport, Iowa Saturday. The Vikings began day two of the event with a 3-1 victory over Graceland University. The tournament wrapped up with a match against No. 1 Concordia-Irvine University, and the Vikings lost 3-0.


In game one against Graceland, the Vikings went back-and-forth with the Graceland Yellowjackets early in the match, but eventually pulled away for a 25-16, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19 victory. Leading MVC was Junior Opposite Chris MacFayden (Aurora, Ill.) with 16 kills on 24 attempts with only one error. MacFayden finished with a season high.625 hitting percentage. Also, Freshman Opposite Lucas Wurr (Curitiba, Brazil) had 10 kills with no errors on 14 attempts for a hitting percentage of .714, to go along with a season-high six blocks. Junior Outside Hitter Zach Brown (Plainfield, Ill.) added 11 kills and three blocks, while Sophomore Libero Ding Hui (Zhejiang, China) added 15 digs.


In the second match against No. 1 Concordia-Irvine, the Vikings were defeated 21-25, 18-25, 21-25. Freshman Outside Hitter Tom Brandstetter (Muehldorf, Germany) led MVC with eight kills and one block, while MacFayden added six kills and one block. Junior Middle Blocker Zach Bumstead (St. Peters, Mo.) had five kills and three blocks, while Hui finished with nine digs. Senior Setter Will McCracken (Goleta, Calif.) finished with 22 assists, five kills, two blocks and one ace


MVC played two matches Friday sweeping Culver-Stockton College 3-0 and defeating Emmanuel College 3-1.


MVC improves to 18-10 on the season after the weekend.


Next up for the men’s volleyball team is a home match against Hannibal-LaGrange University on March 18, at 7 p.m.


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