IPFW ended a three-match losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Sacred Heart (2-12) on Friday at the Gates Center.
The Mastodons (7-7) lost the second set, 20-25, but won the other three, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-17.
Eddie Rivera, with a .429 hitting percentage, had 14 kills and added three aces for IPFW, which had 11 aces. Bryan Saunders added nine kills.
The Mastodons return to the Gates Center for a 7 p.m. match tonight against No. 9-ranked Penn State.