Men’s Volleyball Pulls Off Gritty Win Versus Adrian College

The Illinois Tech Men’s Volleyball team hosted Adrian College on February 24 at the Keating Sports Center in a five-set match. The Bulldogs were able to tie the match at two sets a piece, but the Hawks won the final set 15-12 and the match 3-2.


  • Illinois Tech 3, Adrian 2 (25-18, 21-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12)

How It Happened

  • Illinois Tech built an early 12-6 lead and led as much as seven in the first set. The Hawks never looked back and cruised to an easy 25-18 win.
  • The Hawks continued their success on offense and built a 12-8 lead, but the Bulldogs fought back, led by Eduardo Aleman, and won the second set 25-21.
  • With the match tied 1-1, the Hawks relied on the offense of Lukasz Kupiec (seven kills) to recapture the lead with a 25-21 third set victory.
  • The fourth set proved to be an entertaining one. The Hawks led all set and at one point had match point (24-21), but the Bulldogs dug deep and strung off six consecutive points to win the set 26-24.
  • Both teams exchanged points to start the final set, but the Hawks were able to gain a three point cushion (13-10) and ultimately take down the Bulldogs, 15-12, to win the match.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Kupiec had a match high 23 kills to go along with 16 assists and seven digs.
  • Andrew Woltman was one of the anchors on offense, tallying a team high 28 assists. He also had nine digs.
  • David Allen had an effective match, scoring nine kills, a match-high five aces, 11 digs, and one assist.
  • Derek Bostick had a team high in digs (19) to go along with three assists.

Stats to Know

  • Illinois Tech had nine service aces, five more than the Bulldogs (four).
  • The Hawks tallied 51 assists compared to 44 for Adrian College, resulting in 54 kills, seven more than the Bulldogs (47).
  • Both teams were close in digs as the Hawks tallied only two more (61) than the Bulldogs (59).