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Volleyball Club Slams Gordon in Three Straight Matches

By Gene Van Buren
Team Member

The intercollegiate volleyball club downed Gordon College in three straight games on Tuesday, keeping up the momentum from their win at the NECVL Open a week ago.

They hope to repeat the performance when they face Wentworth Institute of Technology in a home match next Monday.

IVC did not bring its full lineup to the match and began the first game with a mix of first and second string players. After an awkward opening, MIT soon got fired up. Led by an unstoppable middle attack which included five straight-down kills from Gunter Niemeyer G and an out-of-nowhere back slide from A.J. McFarland G, the team took off to an overpowering 154 first game win.

After a significant change in lineup, IVC had a fresh team prepared to play in the second game. Upon taking a quick side-out, Evan Sherbrooke G stepped up to the service line and ran off 10 unanswered points. Gordon then managed to avoid the bagel by scrounging out four points of its own.

By this point, Kent Sorenson G had rotated to the front row and powered the club through five more points during the serve of Amy Smith G. The second game ended quickly for MIT, winning 154 in only one half of a full rotation.

The third game saw a slightly weaker mix of MIT players from the first two games. The lack of power showed as Gordon took an early lead. But the Engineers kept at their own game and cut down on their own errors to get back into the lead. It was simply a matter of time for the club, which won the third game 159.

The team had no problems hanging onto its number one divisional ranking as they kept its undefeated record unbroken after the Gordon College match. The team from MIT simply forced too many errors from their opponents and rarely let them into the match.