No. 14 MIT Sweeps Lesley in Season-Opener

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 14 MIT men’s volleyball team kicked off its 2010 campaign with a 30-10, 30-7, 30-21 victory over host Lesley University in a North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division match on Wednesday night.

Alex Becherer led the Engineers (1-0, 1-0 NECVA) with 16 kills on 20 errorless attempts for an .800hitting percentage to go along with three digs and three aces in his intercollegiate debut. Also donning the Cardinal and Gray for the first time, Matt Hohenberger compiled six aces, including five in a row, to go along with nine kills. Garrett Winther recorded 11 assists, seven kills, three aces, and three digs as Mike Demyttenaere notched seven kills on 10 error-free attempts. Rookie Patrick Vatterott added six kills while Eric Reuland collected a match-high six digs. Caine Jette dished out 23 assists in MIT’s seventh straight victory over the Lynx.