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Men...s Volleyball Tops Record With 21 Aces, Dominates Lesley 3-0

By Mindy Brauer

The MIT men’s volleyball team defeated Lesley University (0-8), 30-9, 30-7, 30-11, in the inaugural meeting between the squads on Tuesday night. With 21 aces in the match, the Engineers (11-3) established a new Institute mark.

Kenneth K. Rosche ’08 paced MIT with 11 kills, while T. Scott Pollom ’09 was perfect with eight kills on eight swings. Alexander L. Borschow ’06 also contributed eight kills and Stephen D. Ray ’08 finished with seven kills and six aces.

Jordan X. Wan ’06 and Ryan G. Dean ’08 split setting duties with Wan totaling 12 assists in the first game while Dean closed the contest with a career-high 24 assists. Dean added a team-high seven aces as Rosche and Borschow each contributed four.

In other team news, MIT swept the NECVA New England Division weekly honors, with Praveen Pamidimukkala ’08 named Player of the Week and Scott Pollom chosen as the Rookie of the Week. Pamidimukkala posted 92 kills in 14 games to average 6.57 per game. In addition, his backrow defense was very solid, as he averaged about 2 digs per game. Pollom collected the his first conference honor as he averaged 2.86 kills per game and earned a hitting percentage of .382.

The Engineers will host the Wentworth Institute of Technology and Milwaukee School of Engineering on Saturday, February 25th in a tri-match at Rockwell Cage.