Sylvania, Ohio – Junior outside hitter Aaron Porter (Woodridge, Ill./Downers Grove South) and sophomore right side hitter Evan Muys (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) combined for 23 of the 38 total kills for Saint Xavier University, but it was not enough as Lourdes University (Ohio) took a Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) match in four sets Friday night in Sylvania, Ohio. Muys finished with 12 kills and a team-best eight digs, while Porter tallied 11 kills to go along with a pair of service aces. The scores for Friday's match were 19-25, 26-24, 17-25 and 19-25. With the loss, the Cougars fall to 0-3 overall on the young season and 0-3 in the MAMVIC standings.
The Gray Wolves were tough offensively with four players recording double-digit kill totals en route to 65 team kills and a .423 attack percentage. Other key performers for SXU Friday were freshman setter Dan French (Chicago, Ill./Notre Dame) with 19 assists, an ace and a solo block as well as sophomore outside hitter Justin Cousin (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest) with seven kills and two aces.
Saint Xavier (0-3 overall/0-3 MAMVIC) takes the rest of the weekend off and jumps right back into conference play on Monday, January 23, with a road match against Robert Morris University (Ill.). The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at Attack Athletics in Chicago.