Jaeschke leads Loyola-Chicago to second straight NCAA title

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Player of the year Thomas Jaeschke had 20 kills and Loyola-Chicago 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-Chicago beat then-No. 1 Lewis in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association final. Lewis won both regular-season meetings between the two teams 3-1.

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