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Green Knights Debut Program at Home

From Asst. AD/Athletics Communications, February 7, 2020 | Men's Volleyball
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College lifted the curtain on its men's volleyball program in front of the home fans but came up shy in a 3-0 loss to Loras College in a non-conference match at Mulva Family Fitness & Sports Center. The Duhawks tripped the Green Knights 25-17, 25-19, 25-16.

Playing in front of a large partisan crowd, the Green Knights fell behind 11-4 in the first set but battled back to a 17-13 deficit on a Jake Bettag service ace. St. Norbert would stay within four points at 18-14 on a Ben Rinella kill, but would get no closer.

The Green Knights hung around in the second set and then got off to a solid start in the third set, building a 10-6 lead after a Sean Loughney service ace. But Loras would rattle off 12 of the next 13 points to open up an 18-11 advantage to take control.

St. Norbert hit .022 for the match, getting 23 kills and 21 errors in 92 attempts. Jake Krueger had a team-high nine kills, while Josh Hauke added four. Ben Rinella finished with 11 assists and Eddie Pacula had eight.

Rinella finished with two blocks, while Henry Christensen had a team-high seven digs.

Loras hit .292, getting 39 kills in 89 attempts against 13 errors. Ian Walsh had 15 kills and Jake Filotto 14 kills for the Duhawks.

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