Grand View University recently issued the following announcement.
No. 2 Grand View men's volleyball traveled to Dubuque, Iowa this evening, February 20, to take on the Pride of Clarke University. The Vikings took down the Pride in three-straight sets; 25-14, 25-20, and 25-11. The Vikings are now 14-1 overall and 7-0 in conference play.
Set 1: Grand View University 25 | Clarke University 14
Forcing too many errors right out of the gate, Grand View trailed by three, 5-2. A kill from Raffy Polanco (SR/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ) followed by a Pride hitting error tied the game back up 7-7. Livan Moreno (SO/Havana, Cuba) posted a crucial ace for the Vikings extending the lead 13-8, forcing Clarke to take the first timeout of the match. Mid-set, Erick Villar (FR/Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic ) passes a dime to set up Oscar Manana (JR/Bronx, NY) who found his way through the block to give Grand View the six-point advantage, 16-10. A late ace from Villar helps push the momentum in the Vikings favor, taking the first set 25-14.
Set 2: Grand View University 25 | Clarke University 20
Tied 5-5 in set two, Villar collected a dig to set up Felix Chapman (SR/San Jose De Las Lajas, Cuba) who smoked the ball to the right back to take the 6-5 lead. A Pride defender suffered an overpass that set up Chapman to dispose of the ball on the 10 foot-line, 13-10. A tool off of the Grand View block tied set two up, 17-17. Manana recorded two-consecutive blocks to put Grand View within four points to win set two. A Pride error gave Grand View the second set 25-20.
Set 3: Grand View University 25 | Clarke University 11
The Vikings started set three off on a strong note with a Chapman and Ezra-Koby Barnes (FR/Waianae, Hawaii) double block. A tough serve from Chapman assists his teammate Moreno with an overpass kill to give Grand View the 10-3 lead. Extending the lead further was Gabriel De Medeiros followed by a kill from Chapman to give them the 25-11 three-set win.
The Vikings were led offensively by Chapman who recorded 16 total kills, hitting a.429 efficiency. Franciso Arredondo was behind the offense, collecting 31 assists on the three-set game. Defensively, Villar posted 7 total digs while his team tallied six total team blocks. Chapman also recorded a season-high of six aces.
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