Men’s Volleyball Defeats Loras

The Illinois Tech Men’s Volleyball team opposed Loras College on February 23 and downed the Duhawks in a tight five-set match, moving to 7-9 on the season.


  • Illinois Tech 3, Loras 2 (23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 15-13)

How it Happened

  • Kills were aplenty in the first set, as the two teams combined for 24. After Loras doubled-up Illinois Tech early at 12-6, the Scarlet Hawks stormed back to take a 17-16 lead. Loras proceeded to go on a 7-2 run to regain control of the set and hung on to win by two.
  • Loras picked up its momentum from set one in set two, scoring the first three points and holding it for most of the match.With the Duhawks up 18-14, Illinois Tech took its first lead of the match with a 5-0 run to go up 19-18. The two teams exchanged advantages until the Scarlet Hawks scored the final three points of the set, icing it on an Andriy Bench kill.
  • After going up 4-0 to start the third set, Loras would never trail. While the Hawks would stay close and cut the lead to one on two occasions, Loras managed to hang on 25-20.
  • Illinois Tech took its first lead of set four at 8-7 and never looked back, evening the match up at 2-2.
  • The Scarlet Hawks took the lead in set five on anĀ Evan Robeck kill to go up 9-6. Loras moved to within one late at 14-3, but Cinjun Coe recorded one of his 24 kills to end the match in victory.

Scarlet Hawk StandoutsĀ 

  • Ben Peschl had an astounding 46 assists.
  • Coe tallied 24 kills and nine digs.
  • Robeck has 10 kills and six total blocks.
  • Derek Bostick led with 17 digs.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech hit .151% compared to Loras’ .146%.
  • Loras had the slight edge in digs 53-51.
  • Loras had seven aces compared to Illinois Tech’s five.