|Schedule||March 2 | at Quincy | 7 p.m. (CT) | Live Stats | Live Video
March 4 | at Lindenwood | 2 p.m. (CT) | Live Stats| Live Video
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Ninth-ranked Loyola kicks off a four-match road trip when it visits Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) rival Quincy on March 2. The Ramblers have prevailed in six of their last eight matches and the two setbacks came at the hands of top-ranked Ohio State and No. 5 Lewis. Three of Loyola’s five losses this season have come in five-set matches versus nationally ranked foes.
Scouting the Hawks
Quincy has dropped its last eight outings since a four-set victory over Lindenwood on January 28. The Hawks, who are 3-5 at home this season, appointed Bob Crank as interim head coach earlier this week. Crank just wrapped up his fourth season as the head coach of the Quincy women’s volleyball program.
Sophomore outside hitter David Siebum leads the Hawks with 165 kills (3.00 per set) and has posted 10 or more kills in six of the last seven matches. In Quincy’s three-set loss at Loyola last month, he totaled 10 kills and hit .471 (10-2-17). Senior middle blocker Jarrod Kelso leads Quincy at the net with 0.75 blocks per set.
Scouting the Lions
The Lions collected their first win of 2017 last Saturday when they upended Fort Wayne in five sets in St. Charles, Mo. Lindenwood had stumbled in its first 13 outings of the year, and is hitting just .211 as a team for the season.
Jake Duckworth (2.94 kills and 1.13 digs per set) and Sam Schindler (2.44 kills and 1.07 blocks per set) lead the Lindenwood attack. Schindler is hitting .350 (139-49-257) and has reached double-digit kills on eight occasions this season.
Lindenwood has only played four home matches and is 1-3 at Robert F. Hyland Arena this season.
Loyola heads to California to compete in the LBSU Asics Invitational, March 10-11, where it will battle nationally ranked foes CSUN and Long Beach State.