- Score: #11 MIT 3, Emmanuel College 0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-21)
- Records: MIT (17-3); Emmanuel (5-10)
- Location: Boston, Mass. (Jean Yawkey Center)
- The Lead: A balanced attack along with a strong defensive effort that limited Emmanuel College to a .134 hitting percentage helped the nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men's volleyball team register a 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 victory on Tuesday night. Sophomore Steven Timberman (Merrick, N.Y.) paced the Engineers with eight kills while senior Jordan Lucier (Torrance, Calif.) led the squad with 13 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT scored the first eight points of the opening set en route to a 20-9 advantage. Emmanuel battled back, closing the gap to 22-15. An exchange of points followed with a serving error giving the visitors a 25-17 win.
- The Engineers gradually established a 13-9 lead in the second stanza courtesy of freshman Cameron Burnett's (Solana Beach, Calif.) kill. The Saints responded with four straight points to even the score; however, MIT claimed the next three points which sparked a 12-5 set-ending run.
- The third set was a back and forth affair as there were 12 ties and four lead changes. Trailing 20-19, a kill by junior Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) kicked off a 6-1 spurt that secured the come-from-behind victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Hall finished with seven kills, a .467 hitting performance, and three blocks while sophomore Jacob Gasparich (New Lenox, Ill.) posted six kills on 10-errorless hitting attempts to go along with two aces. Sophomore Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) tallied 30 assists as senior Suyash Fulay (Wexford, Pa.) and sophomore Parker Hall (Lomita, Calif.) collected nine and eight digs, respectively.
- MIT resumes United Volleyball Conference action at No. 6 Vassar College on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. Following that match, the Engineers will take on No. 15 Juniata College.