Purdue Fort Wayne Men’s Volleyball Team Hands Loyola Chicago Their First MIVA Loss

By Gavin Greer

Purdue Fort Wayne men’s volleyball team defeated #9 ranked Loyola Chicago yesterday in five sets, 3-2. Set scores were 25-18, 27-25, 23-25, 20-25, and 15-12.

This was the first time that Loyola has lost in MIVA play this year.

The Mastodons had a good serving night as they had seven aces compared to Loyola’s three. Mark Frazier led PFW in this stat with three aces. Loyola was led by Dan Mangun who had two.

Loyola led the match in kills. They had 58 kills compared to PFW’s 51. Loyola was led by Cole Schlothauer and Parker Van Buren who each had 19. PFW was led in this stat by Jon Diedrich who had 19.

With their loss Loyola fell to 17-3 on the season. They are now 8-1 in conference play. They remain 1st in the MIVA.

Their next matchup will come against Lewis University on Thursday.

With the win PFW moved to 13-9 on the season. They are 4-4 in conference play. They are tied for 6th in the MIVA with Lewis University.

PFW’s next matchup will be Thursday against McKendree.