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Men's Volleyball Upended In First Match After Break

Men's Volleyball Upended In First Match After Break

The Basics 

Score: Emerson College, 0; Emmanuel College, 3 (25-14, 25-18, 25-15)

Records: Emerson College (8-4); Emmanuel College (12-9)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Andy Yosinoff Court) 

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Lead:  The Emerson College Men's Volleyball Team fell to the Emmanuel College Saints on Thursday night, losing 3-0 in the crosstown GNAC matchup.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Emerson's Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) paced all players on the court with 14 kills.
  • Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.) assisted on 16 of the 27 Emerson kills.  Josh Elliot (Swedesboro, N.J.) had eight assists.
  • Seamus McDonough paced all players with 28 assists for the Saints while Justyn Schueler led the Saints with nine kills.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson and Emmanuel traded points until the Saints took a two point lead at 6-4.
  • Emerson got one point back on a Win Kittivatcharapong (Bangkok, Thailand) kill, but fell behind 10-5.  
  • Emerson was unable to overcome the deficit, with Emmanuel closing out the set on a 15-9 run to win 25-14.
  • The second set was much closer, with Emmanuel taking an early 6-5 lead.  Emmanuel extended to 10-7, before the Lions knotted the game at 10 a piece.
  • Emmanuel went on a 10-4 run from here, taking a 20-14 lead, and eventually closing out the set at 25-18.
  • The third set saw Emmanuel open up a 7-0 lead early.  
  • The saints led by at least four the rest of the set, closing out the Lions with a final set score of 25-15.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson is back in action next Tuesday, March 19th with a match at MIT starting at 7:00pm.