MILWAUKEE – The No. 14 MSOE men's volleyball team saw its seven-match winning streak snapped at the hands of No. 7 Carthage 25-18, 25-19, 25-27, 25-11 Wednesday evening at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (15-3, 11-2 MCVL) had to overcome a 2-0 hole at the hands of the Red Men (17-1, 15-0 MCVL) but was only able to pull one game back in the match.
Junior Sam Stealey finished with 13 kills, eight digs, and four blocks. Senior Ed Krupski had 12 kills, providing a spark off the bench. Junior Quin Krisik had a double-double of 42 assists and 10 digs, adding four kills and a pair of blocks on the night.
Griffin Shields led Carthage with 16 kills and Marc Hansen had 14.
The visitors hit .500 in the first set and .478 in the second to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the match. The Raiders bounced back to take the third frame and pull a game back in the match. They limited Carthage to just .091 attacking in the frame.
MSOE pulled away several times, but each time, the Red Men pulled even. A 5-1 run actually put Carthage ahead 22-20 when three-straight Raider points gave them a 23-22 lead. The teams then traded points until kills by Krupski and junior Neil Naughton closed out the game.
CC then stifled any momentum MSOE had by opening up the fourth set with the first eight-straight points. The Raiders could not rebound after that.
The Red & White hit .135 in the match as the Red Men finished with 50 digs and 11 total blocks. Carthage hit .274 on the night.
The Raiders return to the court Friday at Lakeland.