Freshman Evan Muys had 13 kills and seven digs Wednesday against St. Ambrose
Freshman Evan Muys had 13 kills and seven digs Wednesday against St. Ambrose
Saint Ambrose University
Saint Xavier
Men's Volleyball - Wed, Mar. 30, 2011

CHICAGO - Despite 13 kills and seven digs by freshman right side hitter Evan Muys (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg), the Saint Xavier University men's volleyball team could not pick up a win in its regular season finale. The Cougars (7-18 overall) fell to Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) Eastern Conference leader Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) in three sets by scores of 25-23, 25-23 and 25-20 at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Fighting Bees are currently ranked No. 3 in the latest NAIA Men's Volleyball Top 10 Poll and own a 25-4 overall record.

Sophomore outside hitter Aaron Porter (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South) posted nine kills, eight digs and two block assists for SXU on the night. Freshman setter Kevin Maxwell (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) finished with team-highs of 35 assists and 12 digs, while freshman libero Johnathan Hernandez (Berwyn, Ill./Morton CC/Morton) scooped up nine digs. Saint Ambrose was led offensively by junior outside hitter Dan Dowjotas, who finished the match with nine kills.

Saint Xavier (7-18 overall/6-8 MAMVIC) heads to Adrian, Mich., on Friday, April 1, to take part in the 2011 MAMVIC Eastern Conference Tournament. The Cougars will take the No. 5 seed into the eight-team tourney and will face off against No. 4 seed Clarke University (Iowa) in first round action at 4 p.m. (eastern) Friday.