March 7, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT had a solid showing at the Endicott College Tournament this past weekend. On Saturday, the No. 10 nationally-ranked Engineers fell to No. 13 D'Youville College, 30-21, 30-23, 30-22, but defeated New Jersey City University, 30-13, 30-24, 28-30, 32-30. The next day, Tech posted a 30-26, 30-12, 22-30, 30-25 victory over Nazareth College before dropping a five-game thriller (30-25, 17-30, 30-23, 28-30, 16-14) to No. 6 Medaille College. Rob McAndrew received All-Tournament Team honors for the third time this season.
Praveen Pamidimukkala registered a team-high 12 kills against D'Youville. McAndrew contributed 11 kills, three assisted blocks, one solo block and one ace. Michelangelo Raimondi posted eight kills while Matthew Ng tallied 15 digs. Jordan Wan recorded 32 assists.
In MIT's win over the Gothic Knights from NJCU, McAndrew totaled his second double-double of the season with 21 kills and 10 digs while notching five assisted blocks and two aces. Pamidimukkala had 18 kills, three assisted blocks, one solo block, and a pair of aces. Ryan Dean and Raimondi both recorded nine kills while Dean tallied a team-high 13 digs. Wan had an outstanding performance, contributing 52 assists, six aces, and five assisted blocks. Jason Park finished with nine digs while Bob Aspell paced the blocking corps with two solo and four assisted blocks.
Playing in the semifinals of the Silver Bracket on Saturday against Nazareth, McAndrew and Pamidimukkala each recorded 16 kills. McAndrew added one solo and seven assisted blocks while Pamidimukkala contributed a team-high four aces. Dean had eight kills and six digs while Raimondi registered seven kills and two aces. Wan finished with 41 assists, five digs, four assisted blocks, and two aces.
In the final match of the weekend, McAndrew led the way with 16 kills, four aces, and four solo and assisted blocks. Pamidimukkala notched 14 kills while Dean and Aspell posted seven kills each. Ng totaled a team-high 12 digs while Wan dished out 41 assists.