Junior Justin Cousin rang up 19 total kills over two matches at the Carthage Triangular Saturday
Junior Justin Cousin rang up 19 total kills over two matches at the Carthage Triangular Saturday
Men's Volleyball - Sat, Feb. 16, 2013

Kenosha, Wis. – Despite a combined 19 kills and 16 digs by junior outside hitter Justin Cousin (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park-River Forest), the Saint Xavier University men's volleyball team dropped both its non-conference matches at the Carthage College (Wis.) Triangular Saturday in Kenosha, Wis. In the morning match, the Cougars fell to host Carthage in three sets 25-18, 25-22, 25-16. The afternoon match against Lindenwood University (Mo.) also lasted just three sets with scores of 25-16, 25-21, 25-21. SXU struggled offensively racking up a combined 39 attacking errors over the two matches.

Freshman middle blocker Sam Kull (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) also had a solid outing for the Cougars Saturday totaling 14 kills, three service aces and three blocks (one solo). Sophomore setter Dan French (Chicago, Ill./Notre Dame) racked up 51 set assists over both matches in addition to his seven total digs and four total blocks (two solos). Sophomore middle blocker Sean Blackwood (Manhattan, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) was also tough on the offensive attack for SXU combining for 10 total kills.

Saint Xavier (2-12 overall/2-6 MAMVIC) returns to Mid-America Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference (MAMVIC) play on Thursday, February 21, with a home match against Lourdes University (Ohio). The match is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.