Anthony Robinson paced the way for Graceland (9-6 4-3 MAMVIC), posting 20 kills, three shy of a career high, and nine digs. Kajetan Borecki chipped in with 13 kills on .440 percent hitting. Defensively, Kyle Kurlander led the charge with 9 digs in addition to Ricky Helldoerfer's five.
As a team, the Jackets hit .333 percent on the evening and posted a game-high .435 percent hitting in the first game.
"Grand View just does not let you relax," admitted head coach Chad McDole of the Viking pressure. "They are a very good fundamental volleyball team. Their outside hitters are smart.
"However, we played really good volleyball tonight. We had our stint of errors I would have liked to clean up, however four of our six hitters hit over .300 percent and that is very efficient volleyball."
Graceland will now turn its attention to the Saint Ambrose University Fighting Bee Classic where the Jackets will take on the No. 2 Fighting Bees in addition to No. 7 Hope International University and No. 8 Warner University this upcoming weekend.