Ty Hurdle’s Queens University of Charlotte Men's Volleyball teammates rebounded from a midweek loss to pick up a 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 28-26) sweep of Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon inside Williams Gymnasium.
Queens improved to 5-8 overall, winning its third match in the last four contests by hitting .284 on offense and collecting nine service aces. Queens forced Lees-McRae (0-6) to commit 16 attack errors and took advantage of 14 Lees-McRae College service errors.
Queens were in control early on, outhitting Lees-McRae College .381 to .091 in the opening set for a 1-0 match lead. Lees-McRae rebounded with an early lead in the second of play before an 8-2 run midway through the frame put Queens ahead 20-15. A kill from freshman Fletcher Murphy and a solo block by Tristan Santoyo ended the set to give Queens a 2-0 lead.
In the third and final set, the two sides played to nine-ties and six lead changes as Lees-McRae was able to rally from an early deficit to force extra points to decide the match. Lees-McRae College gained a late advantage twice at 25-24 and 26-25, but Queens scored the final three points, including a service ace and kill from Santoyo.
Santoyo led the balanced offensive attack for Queens, finishing with nine kills, five digs, and three service aces, while senior outside Nic Cavallaro hit .385 and had seven kills with five digs of his own. Murphy followed with six kills and a .500 hitting mark and sophomore sett Daniel Leitao handed out 29 assists.