Story by Tyler Price, NAIA Media Coordinator
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - (Box Score) In the first match that went a full five sets at the 2017 NAIA Men's Volleyball National Invitational Tournament Championship, No. 1 Grand View (Iowa) prevailed (25-22, 22-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11) over No. 3 Park (Mo.) to win Pool A.
The Vikings move to 24-3 on the year and advance to the National Semifinals, as they will take on the winner of No. 4 Warner (Fla.) and No. 8 Missouri Valley in the Fab Four on Friday, Apr. 21 at 4 p .m.
Four Vikings registered double figure kills in the victory, as 2017 NAIA-AVCA All-American Pedro Cardoso (SR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) had 19 kills and hit .441, fellow All-American Tim Johnson (JR/Chicago, Illinois) had 17 kills and John Chamone (FR/Miami Beach, Florida) finished with 12 and Savili Bartley (SR/Wai'anae, Hawai'i) had 10. Alfredo Batista (JR/Bayamon, Puerto Rico) had a 51 assists in the match for Grand View. Grand View hit .358 in the five set thriller, while the Pirates hit .259.
|25-4 (.862)||10-0 (1.000)||Lost 1|