In a back-and-forth battle, the nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT men’s volleyball team emerged with a 22-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10 victory over host Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday, February 15. Later on in the tri-match, the Engineers (9-2) swept City College of New York, 25-8, 25-14, 25-20.
In the five-set thriller with Wentworth, Kenneth M. Siebert ‘14 led the way for MIT with 13 kills on a .321 hitting performance to go along with five digs. Alexander C. Klein recorded 11 kills and three blocks as Bradley L. Gross ‘15 connected on six of his 12 attack attempts and added four blocks. Martin J. Krasuski ‘17 tallied 11 digs, nine kills, and two aces while Christopher T. Omahan ‘15 chipped in six kills. Paul M. Syta ‘14 amassed 38 assists, eight kills, eight digs, four blocks, and three aces as Andrew A. Busse ‘15 racked up seven blocks. Brendan S. Chang ‘16 collected a match-high 16 digs while Suyash P. Fulay ‘17 contributed eight digs. Evan P. Wang ‘14 rounded out the squad with 11 assists.
Sean D. Kropp ‘17 paced the Engineers with 11 kills and had two blocks versus CCNY. Gross came in next with nine kills and another .500 hitting performance as Krasuski compiled seven kills, three digs, and two blocks. Narindra N. Peaks ‘17 notched five kills and three blocks while Tyler R. Nolan ‘15 posted five kills, four digs, and two blocks. Busse bolstered the front row with three blocks as Fulay earned four digs and two aces. Wang finished with 31 assists, four aces, and three digs while Chang had his second 16-dig outing of the day.
MIT continues non-conference play on Thursday, Feb. 20 when it hosts No. 6 UC Santa Cruz.