The sound made by the crowd inside Worthen Arena Saturday as second-year Tinaishe Ndavazocheva slammed down a kill over the net.
The crowd made more noise when the buzzer sounded at the end of Ball State Men’s Volleyball’s (4-2, 0-0) sweep (25-11, 25-16, 25-21) over Sacred Heart (1-4, 0-0).
In their second straight sweep of the weekend, following Friday’s win over Queens University of Charlotte, the Cardinals made quick work of the visiting Pioneers, holding them to a total .092 hitting percentage through the match.
“Consistent volleyball is what makes great teams,” head coach Donan Cruz said. “We play at a high level and I think as our team progresses throughout the season our goal is finding a way to stay consistent and I think you saw that in sets one and two.”
To be exact, Ball State only committed seven attack errors, while forcing Sacred Heart to commit 22 attack errors and 18 service errors.
The Cardinals were able to convert off of blocks as well Saturday, with the team accumulating 19 block assists.
On offense, fifth-year outside attacker Kaleb Jenness led the way with a game-high 14 kills on his second game back after missing last Saturday’s match against Tusculum.
“Just been struggling with a minor injury and got out here and was in some great situations with our setter and the passing and our offense overall,” Jenness said.
No. 8 Ball State hosts no. 12, Brigham Young University (BYU) Thursday and Friday with Thursday’s match starting at 7 p.m.
“It’s gonna be a battle,” Cruz said. “Two ranked teams going at it.”
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