Ty Hurdle’s Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammates had its five-match winning streak come to an end, falling 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 26-24) to fellow Independent Volleyball Association member Lincoln Memorial University inside Mary Mars Gymnasium.
Hurdle wearing number 12
Queens suffered its first conference loss of the season despite hitting .278 in the match. Lincoln Memorial hit. 329 offensively and collected eight service aces in the win.
Queens fell behind early in the match as they were outhit by Lincoln Memorial.409 to -.095 in the opening set. Lincoln Memorial carried its momentum into the second set, leading 11-7 before Queens rallied to eventually tie the set at 13-all. However, Lincoln Memorial weathered the storm and used seven unanswered points, including four service aces from Justin Sharfenaker, to build a 20-13 lead.
A 6-1 run got Queens within two points of tying the set and the Royals cut the deficit to one point three times late in the frame but a ball handling error by Queens ended the set before they could complete the comeback.
Queens built an early 5-4 lead in the third set of play and held an advantage at 14-13 following a Nic Cavallaro kill, but Lincoln Memorial fought back to take a 20-18 lead on a Jacob Titus service aces. Queens battled to tie the score on three separate occasions and took a lead at 24-23 on consecutive kills from Tristan Santoyo. However, Lincoln Memorial sealed the home win with three straight points to complete the sweep.
Santoyo led all players with 17 kills and hit .314 from the right side. Cody Nix returned to the starting lineup and hit .714 in the middle with six kills and four total blocks, while Santoyo and Josh Bragg each had a team-high six digs.