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Quincy QU 12-16, 0-12 MIVA
Ball State BALL 15-11, 8-4 MIVA
Set Scores
Team 1 2 3 F
Quincy QU 18 18 16 (0)
Ball State BALL 25 25 25 (3)

Game Recap: Men's Volleyball |

Career-High Night from Ryan Dorgan Helps Men’s Volleyball Sweep Quincy

MUNCIE, Ind.—The 12th ranked Ball State men's volleyball team welcomed Quincy into town Saturday night. In the second meeting between the two teams this season, the Cardinals swept the Hawks (25-18, 25-18, 25-16).

Ball State had 33 kills on 30 assists while holding Quincy to a negative hitting percentage. The Cardinals also had 34 digs, 10.5 total team blocks and seven service aces on the night. Freshman Ryan Dorgan led the team in with a career-high nine kills in his first career start. Dorgan also had a career-high in service aces (2), digs (7) and total blocks (3). Dorgan's seven digs led the team. Ben Chinnici also notched nine kills on the night along with five digs and five blocks. Mitch Weiler had five kills, five digs, one ace and one block. Matt Walsh had four kills, three blocks and two aces on the night. Parker Swartz and Anthony Lebryk had two kills apiece. Jake Romano had 27 of the team's 30 assists along with six digs. Nick LaVanchy had four digs with three added by David Siebum.

Ball State had 13 kills for a .242 hitting percentage in the opening set. The team also had 11 digs and 10 total blocks. Dorgan led the way with six kills for a .364 hitting percentage. The freshman also had one solo block and one block assist. Weiler had three kills and two digs in the first set. Romano led the way in digs in the opening set with three. The sophomore setter also led the team with all 11 assists. The Cardinals took set one with a final score of 25-18.

Ball State took set number two as well with a score of 25-18. Four Cardinals knocked down two kills each. Those players were Chinnici, Weiler, Walsh and Dorgan. Weiler also led the way with three digs. Dorgan added two digs in the set. Weiler, Dorgan and David Siebum each had a service ace. The Cardinals finished the set with 11 kills, a .280 hitting percentage, seven digs and four blocks.

After the 10 minute intermission, the Cardinals came out firing once again. Ball State forced the first Quincy timeout with a score of 11-4. After the timeout, momentum for Ball State continued. The Cardinals took the set, 25-16. Ball State had nine kills, 16 digs, three aces and three blocks in the final set.

The Ball State men's volleyball team is now 15-11 on the season with an 8-4 MIVA record. The Cardinals will round out the regular season next weekend with visits from McKendree and Ohio State. McKendree comes to Worthen on Friday, April 6 with the Ohio State the following day. Both matches are set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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