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Men's Volleyball Shuts Out Greenville 3-0

Ben Peschl recorded over 30 assists as the Hawks downed Greenville on Friday
Ben Peschl recorded over 30 assists as the Hawks downed Greenville on Friday

GREENVILLE, Ill. - The Illinois Tech men's volleyball team cruised to victory over Greenville on the road on Friday, earning a 3-0 win.

How it Happened

  • Both teams started slowly, trading points to an early 3-3 score.  Cinjun Coe then served the Hawks to a three point lead and Tech would never look back in the first set.  Evan Robeck, Derek Bostick and Lukasz Kupiec all went on multiple-serve runs to send the Hawks up by 10. Tech closed out the first set 25-15.

  • Tech struggled to begin the second set, encountering an early deficit of five points.  But after more strong serving by Coe and two key kills by Kupiec, the Hawks managed to climb back on top 12-9 before Greenville took a timeout.  The Scarlet Hawks kept the pressure on the Panthers, never leading by less than three points down the stretch. Kupiec added three more kills before the end of the set as the Hawks once again finished out Greenville 25-18 in set number two.

  • The Scarlet Hawks led from start to finish in set number three.  Andriy Bench had a strong final set, both from behind the service line and totaling three kills. In addition, Ben Peschl added 13 assists in the third set alone to cap off his strong evening.  Tech took the set and the match with a 25-17 victory.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Coe led the Hawks with 13 kills on a .333 attack percentage. He had three service aces and six digs as well

  • Kupiec had 12 kills on a team-high .524 attack percentage plus an ace and three digs

  • Bench totaled seven kills on a .455 attack percentage. He added an ace and three block assists

  • Peschl had a tremendous 35 assists and six digs

Stats to Know

  • Tech had twice as many kills (39-18)

  • The Hawks held a team attack percentage of .354 to the Panthers' .038

  • The Scarlet Hawks led in service aces 7-1

  • Tech also led in digs (38-24)

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks are back in action tomorrow as the weekend road trip continues against Fontbonne at 2:00 p.m.