Senior middle attacker Kevin Owens and junior outside attacker Shane Witmer try to block the ball in the third set against Ohio State on March 23 at Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Ball State falls to Loyola in five sets
The Ball State men’s volleyball team fell to Loyola Thursday night in five sets, losing 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 22-25, 14-16.
The Cardinals were led offensively by outside attacker Shane Witmer and middle attacker Kevin Owens, who each had 12 of their team’s 54 kills.
Middle attacker Matt Leske had Ball State’s only solo block, and led the team in assisted blocks with eight.
Libero David Ryan Vander Meer finished with a team-high 14 digs with setter Graham McIlvaine being second with eight.
The win breaks a 10-match win streak for Ball State, who falls to 17-6 overall and 6-3 in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association.
The Cardinals will be back at 7:30 Saturday night in Worthen Arena to face Lewis.