Ty Hurdle and his Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammate's three-game road trip came to an end as they suffered a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-21) loss to the Ramblers of Loyola University Chicago inside the Alfie Norville Practice Facility.
Loyola Chicago hit .366 on offense and had eight service aces in the match, while Queens hit. 177 on the attack, including hitting above the .250 mark in the final two sets of play.
Queens held a slight 3-2 lead early in the first set, but five unanswered points for Loyola Chicago put the home team ahead by a 7-3 score. Queens closed the gap to a one-point deficit twice at 10-9 and 11-0 before Loyola Chicago pull away with a 4-0 run.
After ending the first set by scoring four of the final six points in the frame, Loyola Chicago carried momentum over in the second set with a 7-3 run to open play. Loyola Chicago led by as much as eight points in the set, leading to a 2-0 match lead.
The third set once again started with Loyola Chicago jumping out to a large lead, building a lead of 9-3 following a kill from junior Luke Denton. Queens hit .258 in the final set of play but could not overcome the early deficit.
Denton ended the match with 10 kills and a .350 hitting mark for Loyola Chicago, while AVCA All-American Cole Schlothauer led all players with 15 kills and hit .414 on the outside.
Queens senior opposite Tristan Santoyo led the offense with 12 kills as the only Queens player to finish in double figures. Sophomore outside Jack Brinkman and fellow sophomore Guillermo Jordan each recorded a match-high seven digs on defense.