Men's Volleyball Finishes 2017 Season at Marian (Wis.)

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - The Adrian College men's volleyball team finished the 2017 campaign on the road at Marian (Wis). The Sabres came out with the 3-0 victory over the Bulldogs. Noah Marcinkowski led Adrian in the losing effort with 12 kills in the match. With the loss, the Bulldogs finish with a 4-21 overall mark for the season and a 3-16 MCVL record. The four wins are the most for the Adrian men's volleyball program (finished second season as a NCAA sport).

THE BASICS

Final Score: Marian (Wis.) 3, Adrian 0 (25-15, 25-18, 25-22)

Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (Sadoff Gym)

Records: Marian (Wis.) (9-17, 6-13 MCVL), Adrian (4-21, 3-16 MCVL).

HOW IT HAPPENED

• Marian took a quick 1-0 lead after a 25-15 set one win. The Sabres held Adrian to a .000 attack percentage while hitting for .444 in the first set.

• The Bulldogs improved in the second set but still fell 25-18. Adrian hit .227 for the set, the highest percentage for the team in the match.

• The third set had the closest score of the match with the Sabres winning 25-22 to take the match 3-0.

TOP DOGS

• Marcinkowski added three service aces, eight digs, and one solo block to his team-high 12 kills.

Joseph Campana paced the Bulldog offense with 20 assists. He also contributed defensively with eight digs.

Daniel Contreras led the Adrian defensive efforts with 10 digs.

Lucas Rusnak tallied two block assists for the match.

THE OPPOSITION

• Aaron Wendels had a match-high 14 kills to lead Marian.

• Joey Dittman recorded 29 assists to set the tone for the Sabre offense. He also tallied seven digs.

• Cullen Liberski contributed a match-high 11 digs for the match.

SEASON WRAP UP

• Adrian finishes the 2017 season with a 4-21 overall record and a 3-16 conference record. Both of those marks are a three game improvement for the team from last season.

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