Men's Volleyball Sweeps Regis in 2019 Season Opener

Men's Volleyball Sweeps Regis in 2019 Season Opener

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 3, Regis College 0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-10)

- Records: MIT (1-0); Regis College (0-1)

- Location: Weston, Mass. (Higgins Court)

- The Lead: The MIT men's volleyball team hit .475 overall and .588 in the third and final set en route to a 3-0 season opening victory over Regis College by set scores of 25-12, 25-18, 25-10.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT began the opening set by scoring ten of the first 13 points highlighted by a trio of kills from first-year Tommy Ogeka (Manorville, N.Y.). Leading 10-5 midway through the first, the Engineers went on a 5-0 run to put the set out of reach thanks to a pair of kills by senior Steven Timberman (Merrick, N.Y.), one kill by first-year Bradley Albright (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) a pair of Regis attack errors. 

- A solo block by Ogeka and a kill by senior Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.) gave MIT the first set, 25-12.

- The Engineers pulled out to a 10-3 lead in the second just as they did in the first. First-year Troy Oliveira (San Diego, Calif.) recorded MIT's first service ace of the campaign in the run which was capped by kills via Kaufman, first-year Brett Allen (San Jose, Calif.) and a Regis attack error. A 4-0 run midway through the set put MIT up 19-9 and a kill by Oliveira gave the Engineers the second, 25-18.

- Leading 11-6 in the third, MIT went on a 7-0 run highlighted by a service ace from junior Thomas Nelson (San Ramon, Calif.), and single kills via Albright and Timberman. A service ace by senior Sam Bockman (Oceanside, Calif.) and Regis attack error secured the third set, 25-10, for MIT and the three-set sweep in the Engineers' first match of the season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:


- Sophomore Andrew Callahan (Western Springs, Ill.) paced the Engineers offensive attack as he was perfect with five kills on five swings. Callahan was joined by Timberman and Kaufman as they both also registered five kills tonight. Albright and Ogeka both had four kills for MIT as they hit .571 and .500, respectively. 

- The offense ran through senior Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) and junior Michael Kulinski (New Lenox, Ill.) as they tallied 18 and nine assists, respectively. Defensively, junior Colton Stearns (Los Altos Hills, Calif.) and Nelson both posted four digs.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will travel to Johnson & Wales University this weekend for the 2019 JWU Tip-off Tournament. The Engineers are scheduled to play Lasell College at 4:00 pm on Friday, Alvernia University at 6:00 pm on Friday and Baruch College at 10:00 am on Saturday.

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