Men’s Volleyball Tops CCSJ for First Home Win

The Illinois Tech Men’s Volleyball team won its first home match in program history on February 2 against Calumet College of St. Joseph. Illinois Tech was in control for most of the evening, winning the match in straight sets.


  • Set one: Illinois Tech 25, CCSJ 18
  • Set two: Illinois Tech 25, CCSJ 23
  • Set three: Illinois Tech 25, CCSJ 18

How it Happened

  • The first set belonged to the Scarlet Hawks, as Illinois Tech built an early advantage and never looked back. Behind a strong defense that held the Crimson Wave to a -.038 hitting percentage, Illinois Tech pulled away late to ice the set.
  • In set two, CCSJ jumped out to early 3-0 and 5-3 leads before the Scarlet Hawks caught the Crimson Wave. After CCSJ tied the score back up at 12-12, no team was able to lead by more than one until an attack error by the Wave put Illinois Tech up 20-18. CCSJ reeled the Hawks back in, and with the score tied at 23-23, a David Allen kill set up set point. Allen clinched the win with another kill on the next volley.
  • After a back-and-forth early portion of set three, the Scarlet Hawks took control with a 4-0 run to go up 14-10. From then on, Illinois Tech coasted to a 25-18 set victory.

Scarlet Hawk Standouts

  • Allen made a big impact. The freshman tallied nine kills and three of Illinois Tech’s four service aces.
  • Lukasz Kupiec tallied his first collegiate double-double, totaling 10 kills (.208%) and 12 assists.
  • Andrew Woltman led the team with 21 assists.
  • Yuriy Shepta was a force at the net, recording three solo blocks.

Stats to Know

  • The Illinois Tech defense held CCSJ to a hitting percentage of just -.024.  
  • Illinois Tech’s four aces outdid CCSJ’s, who recorded only one.
  • The Scarlet Hawks had 35 kills compared to 20 for the Crimson Wave.

Up Next

  • The Scarlet Hawks are back in action on Saturday, February 4 when the team travels to Trinity Christian in Palos Heights, Illinois. Illinois Tech will play host TC at noon before opposing Mount Mercy University at 2 p.m. Trinity Christian will provide live video and stats of both contests.