CSU Attack Too Much For Raiders

CSU Attack Too Much For Raiders

GLENDALE, Wis. – Cardinal Stritch, ranked No. 10 in the NAIA national poll, hit .432 for the match en route to a 25-19, 25-19, 22-25, 25-13 victory over the MSOE men's volleyball team Tuesday evening at the CSU Fieldhouse.

The Raiders (2-1) had just one less kill in the match (47-46), but hit just .183 in falling to the Wolves (5-5) in four sets.

Junior Nick Manning led MSOE with 18 kills, while hitting .314 in the process. Freshman Logan Baerenwald tallied 13 kills, while fellow frosh Hoe Humpal guided the attack with 39 assists he paired with three service aces.

CSU was led by a pair of hitters with 13 kills apiece in Noah Mader and Jimmy Torromeo. Mader hit .706 in the match on 17 attacks and Torromeo hit .524 on 21.

The Raiders rebounded from tight losses in the first two sets to hit .536 in the third set. They finished with 18 kills and just three errors to overcome Stritch's .409 attack percentage.

In the third set, the Wolves removed any chance for a Red and White comeback, limiting MSOE to a -.200 attack percentage.

The Raiders return to action Wednesday at Clarke, before heading to Cincinnati for a two-day tournament at Mt. St. Joseph starting Friday.