Jeff Jendryk and Paul Narup combined for 21 of Loyola University Chicago’s 39 kills on the night as the tenth-ranked Ramblers rolled to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-12 victory over Quincy (3-6, 1-2 MIVA) tonight at Gentile Arena. The win is Loyola’s third straight and improves its record to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.
How It Happened
Neither team led by more than two points until just past the midway point of set one, when a Jendryk kill ignited an 8-0 Loyola run that turned a one-point deficit into a commanding 21-14 lead. The junior middle blocker also added a pair of service aces during that decisive stretch.
Narup contributed a block and a kill as the Ramblers recorded six of seven points to wipe out 4-3 deficit and take a 9-5 advantage early in the second set. Quincy would chop the Loyola lead in half, getting as close as 12-10, but the Ramblers quickly pushed their lead back to four points (15-11) thanks to a pair of Hawk errors and a block by Collin Mahan and Jendryk. From there, Loyola kept Quincy at arm’s length, never allowing the Hawks to get within three points, as it collected a 25-17 victory.
Loyola dominated the third set, hitting a robust .667 (13-1-18) as it coasted to a 25-12 win. The Ramblers jumped all over the Hawks from the outset, scoring the first four points and never saw their lead shrink below two points (4-2) the remainder of the way. A Shane McAdams kill closed Quincy’s gap to 15-10, but a kill from Jendryk touched off a 9-1 Loyola run that gave the hosts a 24-11 lead and after the Hawks stopped the momentum, a Ryan Jamison kill finished off the clean sweep.
Inside The Box Score
- Loyola hit a sparkling .463 (39-8-67) for the match, while Quincy hit at a .085 (23-18-59) efficiency rate.
- Narup was sensational, tallying 10 kills on 11 swings (.909), while adding a pair of blocks.
- Jendryk finished with a match-high 11 kills, hitting .786 (11-0-14), while adding four digs, three aces and a pair of blocks.
- David Siebum led Quincy with 10 kills.
Loyola travels to McKendree for its first MIVA road match of 2017, on Thursday, Feb. 9.