RIVER FOREST, Ill. – There is a lot on the line during the last two games of the regular season for #6/12 MSOE men's volleyball. With the number one seed in the NACC postseason tournament still up for grabs, as well as the regular season crown, the Raiders wanted to prove that they are the best team in the NACC. Well, they've accomplished at least one goal. The Red & White downed Concordia-Chicago 3-0 to bring back the No. 1 seed and home court advantage for the playoffs on Friday night outside of Chicago.
#6/12 MSOE Raiders – 3 (25, 25, 25)
Concordia Chicago – 0 (15, 21, 17)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Consistency was key for MSOE (19-6, 13-2 NACC) this evening, as they committed only four errors in each of the three sets, including the second and third where they hit exactly .370. Concordia-Chicago on the other hand struggled all night, averaging only a .101 attack percentage. Regardless, the Cougars put up a fight early on in set one, coming back from a 3-6 deficit to take the lead 7-6. That lit a fire underneath the Raiders, as they scored the next 19 of 27 points for the 25-15 victory.
The Red & White led the rest of the way, never trailing in the second or third sets. The Raiders locked down the number one seed in the NACC tournament with 25-21 and 25-17 wins, leading in every major statistical category throughout the evening. This included kills (40-25), digs (22-20), assists (35-22), and aces (6-2). They will head into tomorrow afternoon's season finale looking to tie the team record in wins, in search of their 20th victory.
- This was the sixth Raider 3-0 win of the season, who haven't lost a game since February 28th.
- After this evening's performance, senior Quin Krisik (Itasca, Ill./Itasca) is just seven assists away from breaking the all-time Raiders record of 3,865 held by Chris Brandt and set back in 2010.
MSOE STAT TRACKER
Spencer Mueller (Fox Lake, Ill./Carmel Catholic)– 9 kills, .900 attack percentage, 7 block assists
Quin Krisik – 30 assists, 4 digs
Danny Martens (Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North)– 7 digs, 2 assists
WHO'S ON DECK
It all comes down to tomorrow. A win against Benedictine and the Raiders win the NACC regular season title for the first time in program history. Live stream and stats will be available for the game, which starts at 1:00 pm in Lisle, Ill.