The Indiana Tech men’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday at the Cumberland Men’s Volleyball Phoenix Classic, falling 3-1 (15-25, 25-23, 21-25, 14-25) to Missouri Valley College and 3-2 (2-3 21-25, 28-30, 25-19, 25-20, 14-16) to Cumberland University at Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Daynte Stewart led Tech with 10 kills in the match against Missouri Valley while Dante Siracusa and Chase Christiansen each had seven kills apiece. Siracusa hit .429 with five blocks while Joey Hermes had 10 digs. Chandler Davis dished out 32 assists.
The second match of the day was a classic that featured 36 ties and 19 lead changes, with Stewart recording 16 kills, five blocks and five digs with a .265 hitting percentage. Mason Milan and Cameron Ternent each had 12 kills with the former recording five blocks. Davis dished out 46 assists while Hermes had 16 digs.
Tech (1-3) returns to action Saturday with the final two matches of the Phoenix Classic against Reinhardt University and Judson University at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Dallas Floyd Phoenix Arena.