CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men's volleyball team fell to host Vassar College, (25-23, 25-22, 25-19) but defeated New Jersey City University (25-11, 28-26, 22-25, 25-18) in non-conference action on Saturday. Following their performances, the Engineers' ledger moved to 18-5 on the year.
David Thomas paced MIT with 11 kills, a .350 hitting percentage, nine digs, and two blocks against Vassar. Tim Lee compiled 30 assists and 15 digs as Matt Hohenberger posted 11 kills and four blocks. Billy Evans chipped in seven kills while Garrett Winther added six kills and three blocks. Ken Siebert rounded out the defense with six digs.
The Engineers racked up a team hitting percentage of .339 in their win over NJCU. Evans led the way with 18 kills and a .519 hitting performance in addition to notching a pair of blocks. Hohenberger, Thomas, and Patrick Vatterott each registered 11 kills. Hohenberger also contributed four blocks while Thomas tallied six digs, five blocks, and two aces. Vatterott had two blocks as Winther recorded four of his own. Siebert collected 10 digs, followed by eight from Caine Jette and seven courtesy of Daniel Sngiem. Lee amassed 54 assists, seven digs, and two aces.