MIT Sweeps Its Way Through Tri-Match

MIT Sweeps Its Way Through Tri-Match

Feb. 25, 2006


CAMBRIDGE, MASS. - The MIT men's volleyball team did not drop a game in a tri-match that featured Wentworth Institute of Technology and Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday. The Engineers (13-4) opened the day with a 30-21, 30-20, 30-21 win over Wentworth. In its next match, Wentworth (4-15) fell to MSOE, 30-22, 30-27, 30-27. MIT closed the day by defeating the Raiders of MSOE (2-7), 30-19, 30-25, 30-24.

Against the Leopards, Bob Aspell recorded nine assisted blocks, tying the MIT record for assisted blocks in a three-game match. He also added one solo stop for a career-high 10 total blocks to go along with seven kills. Praveen Pamidimukkala paced the offense with 19 kills and a hitting percentage of .552. He also contributed eight digs, two solo and three assisted blocks. Ryan Dean posted nine digs and eight kills as Scott Pollom tallied nine kills. Matthew Ng notched a team-high 10 digs while Jordan Wan finished with 45 assists, seven digs, and three assisted blocks.

Dan Tessier led Wentworth with 11 kills and four blocks. Adam Maher posted a hitting percentage of .429 while Chris Zacchilli distributed 30 assists. Dominik Szpyrka just missed a double-double as he totaled nine kills and 10 digs.

In its only win of the day, Mike Mocchi tallied 16 kills and a hitting percentage of .636 for MSOE. Rob Printz had a solid hitting performance as he notched 10 kills on 15-error free attempts, resulting in a .667 hitting percentage. Dan Goray collected a team-high four digs while Kevin House dished out 40 assists.

Pamidimukkala and Dean both recorded 10 kills and seven digs while Dean had three aces against MSOE. Pollom paced the blocking corps with four total blocks and added nine kills. Michelangelo Raimondi contributed seven kills as Ng notched a match-high 11 digs. Wan had another strong outing as he amassed 36 assists, seven digs, two assisted blocks, and a pair of aces.

Goray totaled 15 kills and nine digs while Mocchi finished with 13 kills for the Raiders.

The next match for MIT will be on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m. when it hosts Lasell College.