KENOSHA, Wisconsin—Wittenberg men's volleyball squared off against the #7 team in the nation on Friday night, as the team from Springfield looked to continue their win-streak in MCVL play. The Tigers held their own against one of the nation's top contenders, but eventually fell to the Reds of Carthage College; 25-12, 25-19, and 25-22.
- Joel Sotos paced the Tigers with 11 kills on the straight set loss, as the sophomore recorded a kill-percentage of .316 for Wittenberg.
- Wittenberg recorded 33 digs as a team, as Noah Wissel and Carter Schmidt each recorded seven digs in the loss.
- Carthage produced kill percentages in the three-set match of .320, .233 and .270, while the Tigers finished with sets of -.083, .000 and .097.
- At the service line, Troy Boucher and Joseph Belair each recorded an ace for Wittenberg.
FROM THE COACH
- "Carthage demonstrated they are a national title contender every year. Our plan was to take some risks and push the envelope in several aspects of our game. Regardless of the outcome, I saw our guys uncover some next-level skills that would not have been revealed had it not been for the exceptional caliber of our opponent," said Coach Labrador.