Men’s Volleyball Drops Final Matches of the Season

The Illinois Tech Men’s Volleyball traveled to Michigan on April 1 to square-off against Wittenberg University and Olivet College. The Hawks dropped both matches in straight sets.


  • Wittenberg 3, Illinois Tech 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-19) 
  • Olivet 3, Illinois Tech 0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-15)

How it Happened- Wittenberg Match

  • The Hawks started the match sluggish, as the Tigers offense pounced on the Hawks and gained a 10-4 lead early in the first set.
  • Several attack errors by the Tigers helped the Hawks claw back, but the offensive firepower of Wittenberg was too much for Illinois Tech.
  • Illinois Tech started the second set stronger, gaining an early 5-3 lead behind two kills from Evan Robeck. The set remained even up until the halfway point, when the Tigers were able to turn the tide and gain a two point lead (16-14). The Tigers were able to hold on to the lead winning the second set by three (25-22).
  • The Hawks continued to fight, but the Tigers firepower proved to be too much. Wittenberg won the third and final set by six (25-19).

Scarlet Hawk Standouts – Wittenberg Match

  • Lukasz Kupiec had a match-high 12 kills to go along with eight assists and four digs.
  • Michael Drews added five kills and five digs.
  • Andrew Woltman had five digs and a team-high 14 assists.
  • David Allen tallied one of the Hawks two service aces and had two kills to go along with four digs.

Stats to Know – Wittenberg Match

  • Wittenberg tallied seven more kills (34) than Illinois Tech (27).
  • The Hawks had 25 assists compared to 34 for the Tigers.
  • Wittenberg won the dig battle 32-24.

How it Happened – Olivet Match

  • The second match saw the Hawks start the first set sluggish, trailing early 7-2. The Hawks, behind the offense of Allen, were able to claw their back to within two (7-5).
  • Several errors by the Hawks gave Olivet a boost, as the offense started to heat up. The hosts pulled away to win the first set 25-18.
  • The second set was Illinois Tech’s best, as the Hawks kept on fighting to gain a one point lead (12-11) after being down 9-5. The Comets went on a four-point streak to gain a 19-15 lead, pulling away to win the second set (25-21).
  • The Comets proved to be too much to overcome, as they won the third set 25-15.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts – Olivet Match

  • Kupiec had a match-high 12 kills to go along with 16 assists and two service aces
  • Woltman recorded a match-high 17 assists. He also had two service aces.
  • Drews had another effective match to close out his collegiate career, tallying 10 kills and five digs.

Stats to Know – Olivet Match

  • Illinois Tech (35) had three more kills than Olivet (32), but committed 27 attack errors compared to six for the Comets.
  • The Scarlet Hawks also outscored the Comets in assists, tallying 35 compared to 28 for Olivet.
  • The Hawks also outdid the Comets in service aces (6-5) and digs (32-26).