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No. 15 Men's Volleyball Defeats Quincy, 3-1

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Release: February 14, 2014
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QUINCY, Ill.– The No. 15 Ball State men’s volleyball team defeated MIVA foe Quincy in four sets (25-19, 20-25, 25-20, 25-19) Friday evening. Sophomore Marcin Niemczewski and junior Shane Witmer each registered double-digit kills for the Cardinals on the night.

With the win the Cardinals improve to 6-3 on the season and 2-0 in the MIVA while the Hawks fall to 4-6 on the year and 0-3 in conference action.

Niemczewski ended the night with a team-high 12 kills while Witmer added 10. Niemczewski also added six digs while Witmer contributed seven digs, two assists, a solo block and two assisted blocks. Senior Larry Wrather was near double digits in kills with nine on the night with a .353 attack percentage (9-3-17).

Senior Matt Leske hit a blistering .636 on the night (8-1-11) while also tallying two aces, a solo block and three assisted blocks. Fellow middle attacker Kevin Owens added six kills, a solo block and two assisted blocks.

Senior setter Graham McIlvaine had 41 assists on the night with six digs while junior David Ryan Vander Meer got under a match-high 13 digs.

The Cardinals hit .333 on the night (48-16-96) while the Hawks maintained a .200 clip (42-20-110). Ball State held the advantage in blocks (9-4) and digs (37-30).

Quincy was led by Jack Gamache who tallied a match-high 15 kills and Ian Lawson with 13 kills.

Ball State is back in action on Saturday night when it travels to Lindenwood. The match is set for an 8 p.m. ET start. Check ballstatesports.com for news and information about Ball State men’s volleyball.

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