Ty Hurdle and his Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammates continued its Midwest road trip, taking the court against fifth-ranked Lewis University. Lewis University got the best of Queens, winning 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-18) inside Neil Carey Arena.
Queens and Lewis went back-and-forth to open the match, playing to six-ties early in the first set before Lewis used a 4-1 run to build a three-point advantage following a kill from outside Ryan Coenen.
Queens closed the gap to a 15-14 deficit following a kill from senior middle JP Payne, but Lewis pulled away late to earn a 1-0 match lead.
The second set of action held much of the same as the two sides traded points early until Lewis moved ahead by four points following a 6-2 run. Queens got within two points of tying the set after a kill from senior Tristan Santoyo and a Coenen attack error, however, another late run for Lewis gave the home team a two-set edge.
Lewis controlled the third and final set of play from start to finish, opening with seven consecutive points and hitting in the game to seal its second consecutive victory.
Coenen, the reigning MIVA Player of the Year and four-time AVCA All-American, led all players with 15 kills in the match and hit .560 on the pins.
Santoyo led Queens with 12 kills and chipped in five digs on defense, while sophomore Daniel Leitao had team-highs of 24 assists and seven digs.