No. 13 Engineers Blank Regis and Daniel Webster

No. 13 Engineers Blank Regis and Daniel Webster

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT men’s volleyball team picked up a pair of wins against North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division foes Regis College and Daniel Webster College on Saturday. The nationally-ranked No. 13 Engineers swept Regis, 30-10, 30-14, 30-10, before defeating Daniel Webster, 30-11, 30-16, 30-13. Earlier, Daniel Webster topped Regis, 30-17, 30-16, 30-19.

MIT def. Regis College, 3-0 (30-10, 30-14, 30-10)
Troy Tamas compiled 14 kills, eight aces, five digs, three blocks, and two assists for MIT (10-4, 5-2 NECVA). Eric Reuland racked up 11 kills, six digs, three aces, and three assists while Benson George tallied eight kills, three blocks, and two aces. Robin Demyttenaere posted eight kills, two aces, and a block as Jeremy Velazquez notched six digs, four kills, and an ace. Caine Jette amassed 36 assists, six kills, three digs, three aces, and a block while Daniel Sngiem rounded out the squad with five digs.

Si Pan Leong powered Regis (1-12, 0-6 NECVA) with two blocks and an ace as Drew Haddon chipped in an ace and a block. Thomas Paoletta dished out four assists while James Guaragna collected four digs. Andrew Carroll bolstered the defense with a pair of blocks.

Daniel Webster College def. Regis College, 3-0 (30-17, 30-16, 30-19)
Chris Shannon paced Daniel Webster (2-3, 2-2 NECVA) with 11 kills and three aces as Eric Smith registered 10 kills, 20 assists, two blocks, and an ace. Elson Abotsi notched seven kills while Dave Miller posted six kills, two aces, and a block. Sean Rogers rounded out the front row with five kills and three blocks as Kyle Clement tacked on 17 assists and an ace.

Andrew Carroll and Alan Wong each earned an ace while Carroll added three kills. Si Pan Leong and Drew Haddon both picked up a pair of blocks as James Guaragna collected a match-high nine digs. Thomas Paoletta distributed seven assists for Regis.

MIT def. Daniel Webster College, 3-0 (30-11, 30-16, 30-13)
Mike Demyttenaere had a solid outing for MIT as he totaled eight aces, five blocks, five kills, and three digs. Garrett Winther tallied 12 kills, four digs, three blocks, and three aces as David Thomas recorded 12 kills and three blocks. Alex Becherer contributed five aces, three digs, and three kills while Matt Hohenberger racked up 12 kills and three aces. Patrick Vatterott bolstered the front row with seven kills and two blocks as Eric Reuland paced the defense with eight digs. Tim Lee compiled 22 assists, three digs, and two blocks while Caine Jette finished with 12 assists.

Eric Smith led Daniel Webster with five kills in addition to five assists. Chris Shannon contributed four kills and an ace while Kyle Clements dished out six assists. Justin Masse anchored the defense with seven digs.

All three squads continue NECVA New England Division action next week. On Monday, Feb. 15, MIT will host Lesley University while Daniel Webster will travel to Elms College. Regis resumes play on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in a home match against Wentworth Institute of Technology.