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Men's Volleyball Falls to MIT In Straight Sets

Men's Volleyball Falls to MIT In Straight Sets

 

 

THE BASICS

Score: MIT 3, Emerson 0

Records: Emerson Lions (1-2) ; MIT Engineers (3-2)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: Friday, January 31st, 2019

The Lead:The Emerson Men's Volleyball team fell to the MIT Engineers on Friday night, despite 10 kills from Samuel Willinger (Golden Beach, Fla.) and 22 assists from Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.)

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Emerson

Kills: Samuel Willinger (10), Parker Gray (5), Josh Elliot (4)

Assists: Lucas Raagas (22)

Digs: Danny Darress (8), Samuel Willinger (5)

MIT

Kills: Brett Allen (13), Nicholas Gustafson (11)

Assists: Michael Kulinski (27), Albert Luo (12)

Digs: Thomas Nelso (15)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first set was a back and forth affair, with both teams holding small leads throughout th first 20 points.  After being knotted at 10, the Engineers went on a 6-0 run behind two service aces from Allen.  MIT held a five point lead until t5he Lions scored three straight points behind kills from Gray and WIllinger.  Cutting the lead to two at 19-17.  MIT closed out the set behind a 4-0 run, taking the first seed 25-19.
  • Emerson jumped out to an early lead in the second set, behind four straight points from the serve of Matt Connolly, taking a 5-1 lead on the Engineers.  The Engineers cut the lead to one twice, but Emerson held their lead throughout the first half of the set.  MIT tied the score at 12, and the teams traded points until the score was knotted at 16.  From here, the Engineers rattled off 9 of 10 points to take the second set 25-17.
  • The third set started off even, with both teams splitting the first ten points.  The Engineers rattled off a 10-1 run, taking a 15-6 lead.  The Engineers held off a final push from the Lions, taking the third set 25-16 and the match 3-0.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson gets back in action on Tuesday night, welcoming the Lesley Lynx to the Brown & Plofker Gym at 7:00pm.