Chang Breaks MIT Digs Record in UVC Tri-Match with Penn State-Behrend and Stevens

Senior Brendan Chang
Senior Brendan Chang

HOBOKEN, N.J. – The MIT men's volleyball team closed out United Volleyball Conference (UVC) play by defeating Penn State-Behrend (25-15, 25-21, 25-21) but then fell to host Stevens Institute of Technology, 25-21, 25-19, 25-17, on Saturday. Over the course of the day, senior Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) broke the Institute record for career digs, surpassing the mark of 1,200 set by Ryan Dean '08.

In the opener versus Penn State-Behrend, sophomore Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) amassed a match-high 11 kills, a .733 hitting percentage, and two blocks for the Engineers (21-7, 4-4 UVC). Freshman Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) produced seven kills and two blocks as junior Sean Kropp (Fairless Hills, Pa.) notched five kills and two blocks. Junior Martin Krasuski (Aurora, Ill.) recorded five kills and four digs while classmate Suyash Fulay (Wexford, Pa.) contributed four digs and two aces. Freshman Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) compiled 33 assists, five digs, and three blocks.

Against nationally-ranked No. 4 Stevens, Kaufman powered the Cardinal and Gray with 11 kills and a .474 hitting performance. Krasuski also registered 11 kills as Chang led the way with seven digs. Fulay and freshman Matt Reilly (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) both totaled five digs while Dong tallied 26 assists, five digs, and two blocks.

MIT will wrap up the regular season with a trip to No. 2 Springfield College on Tuesday, April 5.