CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the third time in as many weeks, the MIT men's volleyball team knocked off a nationally-ranked top 10 opponent as it defeated No. 6 Rivier College, 30-28, 30-25, 30-27. The No. 10 Engineers (24-7) registered their first win at the Raiders' Muldoon Health and Fitness Center since 1998 and it was their third victory in seven trips to Nashua dating back to 1997.
As a team, the Cardinal and Gray displayed a balanced attack to go along with a .379 hitting percentage. The serve receive unit was just as tough as Rivier was denied an ace for the first time this season.
David Thomas powered the front row with 15 kills and four blocks as Matt Hohenberger tallied 10 kills, three blocks, and two aces. Mike Demyttenaere and Patrick Vatterott each posted nine kills while recording five and three blocks, respectively. Garrett Winther faced the majority of the Raiders' serves, amassing 22-flawless receptions, while chipping in four kills, four digs, and two blocks. Eric Reuland was equally as solid in the back row, totaling 21 receptions and a team-high 11 digs. Alex Becherer and Jeremy Velazquez both picked up four digs while Becherer tacked on an ace. Tim Lee finished with 40 assists and four digs.