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Hirini Records Career-High In Kills as Men's Volleyball Falls In Lindenwood Classic Opener

Lindenwood, MO - The Pfeiffer men's volleyball suffered a tough 3-2 loss against Quincy (4-3) in the opener of the 2014 Lindenwood Classic. The Falcons seemed to be poised for the win after capturing a 25-20 third set victory to take a 2-1 lead, but Quincy rallied for the final two sets and the win. Sophomore Sonny Hirini had a career-high 20 kills for the Falcons in defeat.

Wyatt Hamilton and Kyle Landigran also had career-highs in kills with 14 and 13 respectively. The trio combined for 47 of the team's 56 kills on the evening.

Harrison Lutz dished out a game-high 47 assists, also a career best, as he filled in for David Specian.

Quincy had four players in double digit kills, led by 14 from Jarrod Kelso. Quincy hit .232 as a team, while the Falcons posted a .246 hitting percentage.

Pfeiffer had 13 total blocks on the night, led by six from Fabio Diniz and five from Landigran.

Pfeiffer took the first set 30-28 to take the lead. Quincy responded with a 25-19 victory in the second set. In the third frame, Pfeiffer hit .400 as a team and prevailed 25-20. Quincy would not be denied the victory, grabbing the final two sets by scores of 25-23 and 16-14.

Pfeiffer is back in action on Saturday, taking on the host Lindenwood at 9 a.m. and then playing McKendree at 11 a.m.  

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