Lewis sweeps Quincy
Seventh-ranked Flyers extend winning streak to eight
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. -- No. 7 Lewis turned in another dominating performance, as the Flyers hit .520 (44-5-75) to extend their winning streak to eight matches with a 25-14, 25-13, 25-15 victory against Quincy.
"Our guys did great tonight," Lewis head coach Dan Friend said. "We did a good job of distributing the ball to the pins and our middles were working hard to sell. BJ Boldog set a great offense tonight and our hitters did a good job of putting balls away."
All six starters for the Flyers hit over .444 on the evening. Flyer junior Jay Petty hit .455 (12-2-22) on his way to a match-high 12 kills, while junior Ian Karbiener had a hitting percentage of .474 (11-2-19) and finished with 11 kills and eight digs. Flyer freshman Greg Petty added nine kills and eight digs.
The Flyer middle hitting tandem of Matt Gallik and Aaron Flick was flawless as the senior duo combined for 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .588 (10-0-17). Gallik had six kills, while Flick chipped in four kills. Lewis setter Boldog finished with 39 assists, four digs and three block assists.
Lewis improves to 14-3 on the campaign and 4-1 in MIVA action, while the Hawks are now 13-5 on the season and 0-4 in conference play. The eight-match winning streak is the longest such streak since the Flyers accomplished that same feat during the 2000 campaign.
"Our guys have shown a lot of composure during this streak and I think that comes with a lot of match experience," Friend said. "We're working hard every day because we're trying to win a national championship and I think the streak is a product of that."
Lewis outdug Quincy, 31-25 and enjoyed an 8.5-1 advantage in blocking.