No. 14 Lewis offense takes off in upset of No. 5/5 UC Irvine

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No. 14 Lewis bounced back from being swept in its Outrigger Invitational opener – and in a big way.

Setter Tyler Morgan guided the offense to a .368 attack percentage as Lewis upset No. 5/5 UC Irvine 22-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-20, 15-11 on Friday in Honolulu.

Four Flyers finished with double-digit kills en route to the team’s second victory this season against a top-10 ranked team.

Opposite Daniel Haber led Lewis with 17 kills, including having a kill to jumpstart a 3-0 run midway through the fifth game that gave the Flyers a four-point lead. Outside Syver Drolsum added 16 kills on a .364 attack percentage, while Max Roquet had 15 kills and hit .324.


Freshman middle attacker Shawn Baggs contributed 10 kills on a team-best .643 attack percentage with two kills coming in the decisive game.

Baggs in their fifth career start also led all players with seven blocks.

UC Irvine in the loss hit .361 but was limited to match-low .211 attack percentage in the final game. Lewis in the fifth game scored seven of its 15 points off UC Irvine attack errors and service errors.

Outside attacker Hilir Henno finished with a match-high 24 kills on a .419 attack percentage against the Flyers. This was the fifth time in the last 10 matches that Henno had more than 20 kills.

Along with Henno, pin-hitter William D’Arcy had 17 kills and middle attacker Connor Campell had 13 kills on a team-best .500 attack percentage.

This upset victory for Lewis comes a day after the team hit .206 in a loss to the host school No. 3/3 Hawai’i. In addition, UC Irvine entered this match coming off of a five-game victory against No. 1/1 Grand Canyon in its tournament opener.

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