Sophomore Evan Muys had a solid night for the Cougars against St. Ambrose
Sophomore Evan Muys had a solid night for the Cougars against St. Ambrose
Saint Xavier
Saint Ambrose University
Men's Volleyball - Thu, Feb. 17, 2011

Davenport, Iowa - Sophomore right side hitter Evan Muys (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) finished with seven kills, five digs and four total blocks (one solo, three assists), but the Saint Xavier University men's volleyball team suffered its first conference loss in the Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) Wednesday night falling to No. 6 Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) at Lee Lohman Arena in Davenport, Iowa. The Cougars (3-7 overall/3-1 MAMVIC) got off to a slow start dropping the first match by a score of 25-8, but played the Fighting Bees tough the rest of the way. SXU lost the second set (25-27), won the third set (25-22) and lost the match in the fourth set (17-25).

Sophomore outside hitter Aaron Porter (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South) also played tough for the Cougars finishing the night with seven kills and seven digs. Defensively, both freshmen John O'Connell (Evergreen Park, Ill./Brother Rice) and Johnathan Hernandez (Berwyn, Ill./Morton CC/Morton) were solid. O'Connell logged team-bests of two solo blocks and five block assists, while Hernandez led the team with 11 digs. Freshman setter Kevin Maxwell (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) helped create the offensive attack for SXU with 28 assists.

Saint Xavier (3-7 overall/3-1 MAMVIC) hosts a tri-match on Friday, February 25, with MAMVIC foes Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) and Siena Heights University (Mich.). The Cougars will face off against the Fighting Bees at 4 p.m. and then take on the Lancers in the 8 p.m. match that evening at the Shannon Center in Chicago.