Men's Volleyball Dominant In Season Opener Against Lesley
BOSTON, Mass. – Eight kill debuts from Alex Frapech and Jackson Wiley highlighted the night Thursday as the Emerson Men's Volleyball Team opened up their 2013 season with a perfect sweep over Lesley. The Lions won 25-7, 25-9 and 25-7 to open up with a 1-0 record while the Lynx fall to 0-1.
Set one saw the Lions come out to absolutely demolish the ball, swinging .667 in the set with Brendan McGonigle hitting .750 for three kills in the set. The Lions serve proved lethal for Lesley as Emerson collected seven aces in the set with three from Nadav Swarttz alone en route to a quick 25-7 win.
Set two saw the Lynx play a little scrappier, putting up a block on the Lions, but EC prevailed again, this time hitting .444 as a team. Jackson Wiley swung wild with four kills for a .500 attack percentage as well as combining with Connor Burton for a block to lead EC to a 25-9 win.
Three was all Emerson needed to finish off the match in record pace as Alex Frapech swung .500 in the set for three kills to lead the floor while teammates Brendan McGonigle and Jackson Wiley both floored two. The Lion defense also stepped up with Frapech pulling in three digs and Connor Burton collecting another solo block as EC ran off with the sweep 25-7.
The Lions will return to action this weekend as they set to host a tri-match against Southern Vermont and Polytechnic (N.Y.). The first match is set to start at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Boston at Emerson's Brown-Plofker Gym.