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Loyola repeats as men's NCAA volleyball national champions

Loyola repeats as men's NCAA volleyball national champions

STANFORD, Calif. — Player of the year Thomas Jaeschke had 20 kills and Loyola successfully defended its NCAA men's volleyball championship with a five-set victory over Lewis on Saturday night. Jeff Jendryk added 17 kills for the Ramblers (28-2) in the 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-27, 23-21 marathon title clash between two Chicago-area schools at Stanford's Maples Pavilion. It was the first title game between two non-West Coast teams in tournament history. Greg Petty had 23 kills for Lewis (27-4) in the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. Just a week ago, Loyola beat then-No. 1 Lewis in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association final. Lewis...

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