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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:50 pm

IPFW volleyball swept by Lewis


No. 15 IPFW fell to No. 10 Lewis 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-18) in Neil Carey Arena in Romeoville, Ill., on Thursday.

Lewis jumped out to a 4-1 lead to start the match, and it took until 12-12 for the Mastodons to even the score. Colton Stone had back-to-back aces, which were two of the four team aces for Fort Wane. Lewis held the lead for the rest of the set following those aces. Michael Keegan had seven of his digs in the opening frame. Stone had four of his seven kills in the opening set.

IPFW led by as many as three in the second set after a five-point run at 19-16, capped off by a block from Keegan and Tomas Gago. The Flyers then went on a five-point run that gave them the lead that they would hold. Pelegrin Vargas had four of his eight kills in set two. In the final set, Lewis had several small runs that extended the lead beyond the Mastodons' reach. IPFW had four team blocks in both of the last two sets.

Keegan finished with 24 assists and 13 digs for his eighth double-double of the season and 16th of his career. Gago had six blocks, two of which were solo. Richie Diedrich hit .308 for the night with six kills. Kolbie Knorr finished with 10 digs. Lewis' Ryan Coenen had 15 kills to lead all attackers.

The Mastodons falls to 15-8, 3-6 MIVA, while Lewis improves to 15-8, 6-3 MIVA. IPFW will play No. 6 Loyola at 8 p.m. Saturday in Chicago.