Schreiber posts 400th career win as Lakeland goes 6-0
Athletics - posted on 2/6/2010
The Lakeland men's volleyball team won all six of its matches Saturday at the Midwest 10 Playdate at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.
In addition, in the team's final win, a 25-20, 22-25, 18-16 triumph over No. 2 UW-Oshkosh, coach Chad Schreiber notched career victory No. 400.
The Muskies (9-1 overall, 3-1 Wisconsin Volleyball Conference) had just lost to UW-Oshkosh, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23, on Thursday night in WVC play.
"We didn't have the colossal collapses today that we had on Thursday," Schreiber said. "We just lost focus in the first match ... today that never happened."
Lakeland won all other matches in straight sets.
After defeating Marquette 25-15, 30-28 to start the day, the Muskies knocked off Iowa State 25-13, 25-19. Lakeland then defeated UW-Milwaukee (25-11, 25-14), Northern Illinois (25-15, 25-14) and Illinois State (25-15, 25-21) prior its match against the Titans.
"We're definitely showing what we're capable of, but we had trouble staying at our top level," Schreiber said. "It still feels like we have so much to work on. Now we need to focus on staying healthy and being fresh for next week."
Offensively, outside hitter Joe Julkowski (Carol Stream, Ill.) led the Muskies with 56 kills. Sophomore setter Mitch Wiskirchen (Schaumburg, Ill.), who made his season debut Saturday, led the team with 92 assists.
Sophomore libero Andrew Cheever (Milwaukee, Wis.) led the Lakeland defense with 45 digs, while middle hitter Avdo Omerbegovic (Chicago, Ill.) paced the Muskies with 21 blocks.
Schreiber, who earned his 300th career victory with the women's volleyball team just months ago, has led the men's team to five consecutive national top 10 finishes, including a national championship in 2008. The Sheboygan Falls, Wis., native is in his 15th year at Lakeland.
The Muskies return to WVC play this Tuesday at home against UW-Whitewater. Match time is set for 8 p.m. at Moose & Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.
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