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Men's Volleyball - Fri, Feb. 1, 2013
Mark Metrakos rises to the net against Johnson & Wales
Mark Metrakos rises to the net against Johnson & Wales
Johnson & Wales University

The #2 Concordia Eagles welcomed in MAMVIC conference member Johnson & Wales of Denver, CO on Friday afternoon, February 1, to CU Arena.  The Eagles went on to the 3-1 win to go to 2-0 in conference.


Vincent Rodriguez led the team with 15 kills, hitting .357 with four blocks.  Newcomer Timothy Chapel had 14 kills and hit .417, to go with three blocks.  Chad Barretta had 12 kills and four blocks, and Brett Anema had seven winners and three rejections.  Mark Metrakos led CU with seven blocks.  Kevin Fiske dealt out 58 assists.  As a team CU hit .342, compared to .164 for JWU.  Concordia out-blocked them 15.5-8.5.

CU jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first set on two aces from Barretta, a kill from Rodriguez, block from Anema, Rodriguez, and Parker Del Re, and three kills from Del Re.  They extended that lead to 16-6 on two blocks from Metrakos and Barretta, and a kill from Anema.  The Eagles were content to play sideout volleyball to the finish and win 25-14.  CU hit .444 in the set, while JWU hit .000.

Concordia got to an 8-4 lead in set two with a block from Joshua Duarte and Rodriguez, and a kill from Duarte.  CU extended it to 14-9 on a kill and block from Barretta.  JWU pulled within two at 19-17, but CU won six of the last seven points to win 25-18.  JWU made a many errors late, but Barretta got a block and kill, and Chapel finished with a kill.  CU hit .368 compared to .045 for the Wildcats.

Concordia fell down 10-7 and then 17-12 in the third set.  The Eagles came storming back on a kill from Metrakos, and blocks from Chapel, Metrakos, and Fiske to make it 21-20 Wildcats.  Concordia tied it at 22 and 23, but JWU scored the final two points to win 25-23.  CU hit .250, while JWU hit .333 in the set.

The Eagles jumped to an 11-6 lead in the fourth game as Metrakos had a kill and then combined with Fiske and Barretta for blocks.  The Eagles held that edge until the Wildcats pulled within two at 17-15.  It was back-and-forth volleyball to the finish, but CU scored the final two points on a kill from Barretta and Anema, both assisted by Fiske, to take the 25-23 win.  Concordia hit .406 in the final set, while JWU hit .179.

Concordia improved to 5-3 and a perfect 2-0 in the MAMVIC.  Johnson & Wales dropped to 3-4 and 0-1 in their first MAMVIC contest.  Concordia returns home next Friday, February 8, to host local MAMVIC rival #10 Hope International.


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