Jan. 20, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT defeated Elms College (30-21, 30-16, 30-18) and Lesley University (30-24, 30-11, 30-16) in a men's volleyball tri-match on Saturday. Elms recorded a 30-9, 30-20, 30-11, decision over Lesley in the second match of the day.
Against Elms, Praveen Pamidimukkala paced MIT (3-0, 1-0 NECVA New England) with 16 kills on 21 attempts with one error for a .714 hitting percentage to go along with eight digs and four blocks. Michael Demyttenaere connected on six of his seven attempts while posting a team-high six blocks. Philip Rogoz recorded a solid outing as he finished with 35 assists, eight digs, and five blocks. Ryan Dean posted a team-leading nine digs and three aces while Eric Reuland tacked on three aces of his own. As a team, the Engineers tallied a .455 hitting percentage and 14 blocks.
Byron Bledsoe led the Blazers (1-1) with nine kills, nine digs, and two aces as Brian Cunniff registered seven kills and one block. Ivan Andujar collected 24 assists, five digs and one ace.
In its win over Lesley (0-2, 0-1 NECVA New England), Cunniff posted 13 kills as Bledsoe tallied eight kills, six digs, two aces, and a block. Tim Gordon notched five aces while Andujar contributed 35 assists. Matthew Zybert contributed nine kills to Elms' cause.
James Boursiquot led Lesley with eight kills, eight digs, and six blocks. Evan Hunt registered three blocks and two aces while Clayton Janer distributed seven assists. Scott Wheeler posted seven digs as Rob Kotzen totaled three blocks.
In MIT's final match, Dean powered the Engineers with 10 kills, eight digs, and four aces. Steve Ray bolstered Tech's offense with a career-high 10 kills. Demyttenaere notched five blocks as Caine Jette dished out 39 assists. Eugene Jang finished with seven digs while Troy Tamas earned three aces.
Imad `El Katrib paced Lesley with 18 digs, six blocks, four kills, and an ace. Boursiquot posted 11 blocks, nine digs, and four kills as Hunt amassed 11 digs. Janer finished with six assists while Wheeler added four blocks for the Lynx.