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Men’s volleyball playoff-bound for 6th straight year

The nationally-ranked No. 6 men’s volleyball team swept Wentworth Institute of Technology, 30-20, 30-25, 30-20, on Saturday. The Engineers, who will be making their sixth consecutive trip to the NECVA Championship Tournament, improved to 29-7 overall and 14-2 in league action. MIT finished the regular season winning 15 of their final 16 matches, and their 29 wins sets the program record for wins in a season.

Matt P. Hohenberger ’13 led the Cardinal and Gray with 10 kills, a .615 hitting percentage, four aces, and three blocks.

Several Engineers were honored this week as well earning NECVA New England All-Division Honors. Michael Demyttenaere ’10, Eric R. Reuland ’10 and Hohenberger were all named to the All-Division 1st Team with Hohenberger being named NECVA New England Rookie of the Year. Timothy R. Lee ’11 and David R. Thomas ’12 were named to the All-Division 2nd Team and Head Coach Paul Dill was named New England Co-Coach of the Year.

The Engineers will take on NECVA New England Division rival Newbury College in the first round of the post-season tournament this Friday at 6 p.m. in Hyannis, MA.

—Paul Dill, Team Coach

Men’s crew opens Season against Penn and Dartmouth

The men’s lightweight crew team began their season Saturday with a much anticipated home race against EARC rivals Penn and Dartmouth.

The varsity eight, led by stroke seat Nicholas B. Murlo ’10, rowed a strong first half of the 2000m race, staying within a few seats of both opponents. The Engineers lost ground in the last half of the race, finishing a boat length behind Penn who finished a half length behind Dartmouth. The team is disappointed by the results, but is determined to find more speed for coming races.

The freshmen crew performed exceptionally well, taking a strong lead during the start of their race and finishing with a five second victory over opposing crews.

The lightweight team looks forward to more home racing this coming Saturday in the Joy Cup against Yale and Georgetown.

—Aaron Blankstein, Team Representative