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Volleyball Team Is Now 4-0

By Paul Dill


The MIT Varsity Men’s Volleyball Team won two more matches last week, defeating Elms College and Lasell College to bring their record to 4-0. This is the best start for the program since 1991.

Against Elms, the Engineers started slowly but soon took control of the match behind the hitting and serving of Michelangelo A. Raimondi ’06, who tallied seven kills and three service aces in the match. MIT took the first game 30-21 and the second 30-17.

An intense Elms squad came out on fire in the third game and kept the pressure on throughout, but the Engineers kept their poise and closed out the game 30-24 to win the match 3-0. The defense was anchored by Matthew Ng ’08 who led the team with 11 digs, while Robert G. Aspell ’06 added four kills and six blocks.

The Engineers then followed up that win with another against Lasell College. This time, MIT took control of the match early and never looked back, winning 3-0 (30-11, 30-19, 30-23). The entire roster was able to contribute to the win, with Robert M. McAndrew ’05 putting down 11 kills and Ryan G. Dean ’08 serving up eight aces to lead the way.

MIT will be hosting a quad tournament this coming weekend with Bard College, Baruch College and Wentworth Institute of Technology.