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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian - .048
Fontbonne - .235
• 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.
• 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.
• Adrian returns home to seek its first win of the season hosting Wittenberg on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m.