Men's Volleyball Falls in Three to Fontbonne

Photo Courtesy of Christina Butler
Photo Courtesy of Christina Butler

ADRIAN, Mich. - The Adrian College men's volleyball team fell to Fontbonne in three sets in a crosstown home match at the Siena Heights Fieldhouse on Friday night. Noah Marcinkowski had a team-high 10 kills (.148) to lead the Bulldogs attack in the losing effort.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Fontbonne 3, Adrian 0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17)

Location: Adrian, Michigan (Siena Heights Fieldhouse)

Records: Fontbonne (1-0), Adrian (0-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Fontbonne took an early 12-7 lead in the first set. Adrian was able to cut the deficit to two points on two occasions (17-15 & 19-17) but the Griffins used a 6-1 run to finish the opening set with a win and a 1-0 lead.

 The second set was all Fontbonne as the Griffins continued to build on an early lead and pull out the six-point win, 25-19, and put Adrian on the ropes with a 2-0 set lead.

The score remained close through the first part of the third set with the Griffins holding the slimmest of margins, 13-12, before scoring 10 of the next 12 points to jump out to a 23-14 lead before closing out the match with 25-17 set-three victory.

TOP DOGS

• Marcinkowski had the second-highest hitting percentage for the Bulldogs (.148) while adding two service aces, five digs, and two blocks (1 solo, 1 assist) to his stat line.

Kevin Curley finished the match with seven kills, one assist, and five digs.

Joseph Campana paced the Bulldog offense with 23 assists. He also contributed defensively with eight digs and two block assists.

Kyle Bell led the defense with nine digs. He also registered two assists to help the Adrian attack.

THE OPPOSITION

• Brendon Schwartze had match-highs in kills (11) and digs (15) to lead the Griffins.

• Jacob Lendy (22) and Kyler van Rossum-O'Connell (12) led the team in assists.

• Emir Hadzisalihovic totaled six blocks while teammate Josh Farley had three to lead the match in that category.

UP NEXT

Adrian will host Greenville Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., ET, at the Merillat Sports and Fitness Center.

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