Men’s Volleyball Pushes #8 Carthage to Five Sets in Loss

Men’s Volleyball Pushes #8 Carthage to Five Sets in Loss

KENOSHA, Wisconsin – Junior Quin Krisik posted the second triple-double in school history and junior Logan Baerenwald had 27 kills but it was not enough as the MSOE men's volleyball team fell to No. 8 Carthage in five sets 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 21-25, 15-8 Wednesday evening at Tarble Arena.

The Raiders (8-2, 6-1 MCVL) dropped the first two sets to the Red Men (9-1, 8-0 MCVL) before coming back to force a fifth set.

Krisik registered 10 kills, 49 assists and 14 digs in the match for the program's first triple-double since Max Martin on March 6, 2011. Meanwhile, Baerenwald's 27 kills are the third-most in school history for a single match. He added 13 digs for a double-double and junior Sam Stealey also reached double-digits in kills with 14.

Freshman Danny Martens also had 23 digs in the match, the second-most in a match in school history.

Griffin Shields led Carthage with 12 kills. Marc Hansen had 12.

The first two sets were tight but saw the home team playing from the front for much of the periods. In the opener, it was 9-9 when the Red Men scored four-straight points to pull ahead. MSOE pulled within a point late at 23-22 before Carthage closed out the set.

It was much of the same in the second set, this time the Raiders overcame a 20-16 deficit to tie the game at 21-21. The score was 23-23 when the Red Men again scored the final two points.

A 6-0 run helped MSOE overcome a 12-10 deficit in the third set. The Red & White later used a three-point run to open a 23-16 lead.

There were 14 ties in the fourth set, last at 18-18 when a 5-1 Raider run made it 23-19. The teams alternated points leading to an MSOE win to force a fifth set.

The Red Men jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the decisive fifth set and never looked back to close out the match and snap the Raiders eight-match winning streak. It was also their first league loss in a battle of the MCVL West Division leaders.

MSOE hit .208 in the match to Carthage's .205. The Raiders also had 18 more kills (68-50) on 32 more attacks. They also outscored the home team 80.0-66.0.

The Raiders return to action Friday, hosting Rivier at 2 p.m. and Loras at 7 p.m.