By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
The Quincy University men's volleyball team swept a pair of matches Friday on the opening day of the McKendree Crossover in Lebanon, Ill.
The Hawks opened with a 25-18, 25-10, 25-18 victory over Belmont Abbey after holding the Crusaders to a negative hitting percentage.
Ian Lawson led QU's attack with 11 kills and nine digs. John Pranger added nine kills.
Brian Rogan handed out 34 assists.
In the second match, the Hawks rolled to a 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 victory over Barton.
Lawson again led the Hawks in kills with nine. Cavanaugh, Pranger and Jack Gamache added eight apiece.
Cavanaugh led the Quincy defense with nine digs, and Jarrod Kelso had five blocks. Rogan had 27 assists.
Holy Names d. Hannibal-LaGrange: Gillan Octave had 13 kills along with six digs but the Trojans lost in straight sets, 25-22, 25-15, 29-27 in Hannibal, Mo.
Michael Burke added 11 kills for the Trojans. Dakota Meador picked up 12 digs, and Trey Biggs gave out 39 assists.
Ripken Experience: John Wood Community College split a pair of games in Myrtle Beach, S.C., losing to Potomac State 4-3 and routing Genesee College 15-1.
The Trail Blazers mounted a 16-hit attack against Genesee. Preston Miller got the win in his first collegiate start, giving up four hits and one run in four innings. Garrad Martinez pitched the fifth inning for the Blazers (7-4).
JWCC lead 4-0 after two innings and banged out a nine-run third inning. Jalen Poindexter, Matt Priest and Brad Marx all had three hits, and Poindexter drove in three runs.
Zach Bishop added two doubles and two RBIs.
In the first game, Potomac State's three-run rally in the third inning was too much for the Blazers to overcome.
Down 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth, JWCC scored two runs to cut the lead to one.
Oscar Gordillo went the distance for the loss.
Park 9, Hannibal-LaGrange 7: Andrew Pollard was 5 for 5 with five runs scored but it wasn't enough for the Trojans, who lost in Parkville, Mo.
Edwin Dominguez was 4 for 5 with two RBIs for HLGU (5-14-1, 1-3).
Pollard and Dominguez combined for nine of the Trojans' 12 hits.
Matt Tarman took the loss, giving up seven runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings pitched.