Bulldogs Fall at Fontbonne, 3-1

Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie
Photo Courtesy of Mike Dickie

ST. LOUIS - The Adrian College men's volleyball team took the first set against Fontbonne, but the Griffins won the final three to earn the victory, 3-1. Noah Marcinkowski led the Bulldogs with 12 kills in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Fontbonne 3, Adrian 1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18)

Location: St. Louis, Missouri (MABEE Gymnasium)

Records: Fontbonne (7-2, 4-1 MCVL), Adrian (0-4, 0-4 MCVL)

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Set: Adrian 25, Fontbonne 22 (Adrian 1, Fontbonne 0)

• The score remained close throughout the opening set. With the score 22-20 in favor of Adrian, the Bulldogs scored three of the final five points to take the set and a quick 1-0 lead.

HITTING PERCENTAGES

Adrian - .083

Fontbonne - .156

Second Set: Fontbonne 25, Adrian 20 (Match tied, 1-1)

• The Griffins led for the entire set, but the score remained close as the Bulldogs were able to keep it within five points.

HITTING PERCENTAGES

Adrian - .200

Fontbonne - .314

Third Set: Fontbonne 25, Adrian 16 (Fontbonne 2, Adrian 1)

• Fontbonne jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead before Adrian was able to get on the board. 

• The Griffins pulled away slowly throughout the set. The final score was the largest margin of the match.

HITTING PERCENTAGES

Adrian - .103

Fontbonne - .171

Fourth Set: Fontbonne 25, Adrian 18 (Fontbonne wins match 3-1)

• Fontbonne lead throughout the set, however, Adrian was able to tie the score twice, the final time at 9-9.

• The Griffins only allowed the Bulldogs to score nine more points on the way to a 25-18 set win to give them the match.

HITTING PERCENTAGES

Adrian - .048

Fontbonne - .235

TOP DOGS

Marcinkowski tied a match-high 12 kills. He also two service aces and eight digs.

Joseph Campana paced the Adrian offense with 30 assists. He also tallied nine digs defensively.

Daniel Contreras led the Bulldog defense with 12 digs.

Michael Burkhardt led the team with five block assists and two solo blocks.

THE OPPOSITION

• Stephen Lendy led the Griffins with 12 kills.

• Tj Vorva contributed 11 kills and one dig.

• Jacob Lendy and Zach Rothstein had 13 digs.

• Kyler van Rossum-O'Connell and J. Lendy led with 24 and 19 assists respectively.

UP NEXT

• Adrian returns home to seek its first win of the season hosting Wittenberg on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m.

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