WGEM Sports Update: Monday (March 6) Quincy University Hawks Volleyball Team Falls To Defeat In Five Sets At Pepsi Arena

Raje Allenye Leads The QU Hawks With 26 Kills & 3 Blocks During Home Loss Against Cornerstone University
Quincy University Hawks Men's Volleyball Team Falls To Defeat At Pepsi Arena
Quincy University Hawks Men's Volleyball Team Falls To Defeat At Pepsi Arena
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 5:49 AM CST
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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -The Hawks ended their five match homestand with a 5:00 p.m. contest against Cornerstone University on Monday (Mar. 6) in Pepsi Arena. A career best effort in kills from Raje Allenye wasn’t enough to lift the Hawks to victory as they fell to the Golden Eagles in five sets (24-26, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20, 12-15).

Set One

Quincy jumped out to an early lead on a kill form Logan Gieseke, an ace from AJ Goedheer and an error to lead 3-1 in the early going. The Hawks pushed farther ahead on a kill from Raje Alleyne and another error to lead 9-5.Down 13-9, CU put together a five-point run to surge back out in front 14-13.

Quincy responded later in with a four-point run of their own on a kill from Goedheer and Allenye along with two errors put the Hawks up four at 21-17. QU reached match point on a kill from Roman Deryckere to make it 24-23, but the Golden Eagles took the final three points to win the first set 26-24.

Set Two

The Hawks exploded from the get-go in the second set. Kills from Gieseke, two from Goedheer and Alleyne as well as an ace from Jonas Holzinger and a couple errors found Quincy with a commanding 8-1 lead to start the set.

Cornerstone pulled back to within four at 10-6, but QU pieced together another huge run of six to put the set out of reach at 20-8. The Hawks took advantage of some CU errors as well as a kill from Goedheer to close out the set 25-14.

Set Three

After a back and forth start to the set, Quincy pulled ahead 10-7 on a Cornerstone error and back-to-back kills from Goedheer. Three kills from Raje Alleyne bookended by kills from Goeheer and Keegan Carey found QU up four late in the set at 22-18.

The Golden Eagles took consecutive points to draw within two down 22-20. The Hawks took the next three points on kills from Carey, Goedheer and Deryckere to take the 25-20. Putting Quincy ahead 2-1 in the match heading into the fourth frame.

Set Four

Cornerstone lead the fourth set from wire to wire. CU pushed ahead 5-1 to open the set. QU pulled back to within two at 7-5 on a kill from Carey. The Hawks kept it close until the midway point of the frame, where the Golden Eagles extended their lead to five at 16-11.

Later in the set, up four, Cornerstone used a five-point run to pull ahead by nine making it 23-14.Quincy got a kill from Alleyne as well as an ace from Goedheer and an error to make it 24-17, but a kill from their opponents ended the set, 25-17, and drew the match 2-2.

Set Five

The Hawks took an early lead 2-1 on an error and a kill from Carey. Later in the set, down by a couple, QU took advantage of three errors as well as a kill from Alleyne to move ahead 8-6.

Another kill from Alleyne put Quincy up 11-9 heading down the stretch of the 15 point fifth set. Three points from Cornerstone gave them the lead 12-11.The Hawks got one back on a service error to draw the match at 12-12.

The Golden Eagles took the next three points to win the set 15-12, and the match 3-2.QU will be back in action on Thursday (Mar. 9) in Rolla, Mo to faceoff with Missouri S&T. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Stat Leaders:

Raje Alleyne: 26 Kills, 3 Blocks, .396 Hitting %

AJ Goedheer: 13 Kills, 3 Aces, 3 Digs

Jonas Holzinger: 47 Assists, 9 Digs, 3 Block Assists, 1 Ace

Keegan Carey: 9 Kills, 8 Digs, 1 Ace

--QU Hawks Release

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