Jan 16, 2016
Daniel Webster def. Emerson, 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-21)
Freshman Saunoa Afoa (Las Vegas, Nev.) amassed a match-high 17 kills and a .452 hitting effort for Daniel Webster (1-1). Junior Tommy Reyes (Providence, R.I.) totaled nine kills, seven digs, and four aces as senior Ryan Howdeshell (Fairbanks, Alaska) registered nine kills and two aces. Freshman Richmond Iturralde Zavalza (Sahuarita, Ariz.) finished with 10 digs, eight kills, and two blocks. Senior Darien Mason (Farmington, Conn.) contributed seven kills and three blocks as freshman Nate Makiawi (Las Vegas, Nev.) produced a double-double on 42 assists and 14 digs.
Senior Jackson Wiley (Los Angeles, Calif.) was a force at the net for Emerson as he compiled 16 kills, a .316 hitting percentage, and four blocks. Rusk bolstered the offense with nine kills and four aces while Gross collected a match-high 17 digs. McGonigle and Piorkowski both had seven digs as McGonigle distributed 40 assists. Regan rounded out the squad with three blocks.