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Illinois Tech Men’s Volleyball Sweeps Maranatha Baptist Tuesday

(photo credit: Judith Rackow).
(photo credit: Judith Rackow).

WATERTON, Wis. -- The Illinois Tech men's volleyball team bounced back and picked up a victory on the road against Maranatha Baptist Tuesday.

The Scarlet Hawks (3-13) swept the Sabers (1-23) in three sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-10) inside MBU Gymnasium.

How It Happened 

  •  Illinois Tech hit an outstanding .402 for the match including 49 kills which helped them for the victory.
  •  The Scarlet Hawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the first set then went up 19-9 then eventually take the set.
  •  Maranatha Baptist tried to tie the match in the second set after both teams were tied 3-3, Illinois Tech made a 6-1 run to go ahead 9-4. The Sabercats tried to rally after making a 7-4 run but the Scarlet Hawks closed it out.
  •   Down to their last chance in the third set, Maranatha tried to stay alive but Illinois Tech had other plans going on a 6-0 run to start the third set. However, Maranatha went on a 5-2 run to make it 8-5 Scarlet Hawks.
  •  Illinois Tech tried to pull away for a little while but the Sabercats would not go away as the Scarlet Hawks led 17-15 late before Tech put the match away in the third set.

Scarlet Hawk Leaders

  •  Mihailo Djuric led the Scarlet Hawks on the attack, picking up 14 kills.
  •  Easton Kays recorded 12 kills for Illinois Tech and Andriy Bench had 11 kills.
  •  Djuric also recorded 10 digs that helped setting all night.
  •  Michael Ganczar help set up the attack all night, recording 35 assists.

Up Next 

  • Illinois Tech returns to action Friday, March 15 as the Scarlet Hawks travel to North Park University to take on the Vikings starting at 7:00 p.m. CT.