Men’s volleyball hosts Lindenwood Invitational


Brian Schwob prepares to make a pass to his teammates during practice in October of last year.
Photo by Merlina San Nicolás

Merlina San Nicolás Leyva, Reporter

The Lindenwood men’s volleyball team inaugurated the Lindenwood Invitational with a match against Long Beach State on Thursday night at the Hyland Arena.

The Lions put up a fight against the nationally-ranked Long Beach, but came up short every set to finish 0-3 with sets of 19-25, 17-25 and 19-25.

According to the Lindenwood athletics website, Connor Hipelius was the top scorer with seven kills, an ace and two blocks, followed by Nick Stevenson who also had seven kills and a .294 attack percentage. Adam Brewster recorded 24 assists and two kills in three attempts.

The Lindenwood invitational is a four-day tournament hosting five different teams. The Lions are currently 0-1.

Brewster said the Lions are focusing on controlling how they handle the ball as well as making defensive changes according to other teams’ offensive strategies.

The Lions are now 2-6 overall for the season and will come back on Saturday to face Lourdes University at 10 a.m. and Alderson Broaddus University at 7 p.m. at Hyland Arena.