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Men's Volleyball Tripped Up By Johnson & Wales

Men's Volleyball Tripped Up By Johnson & Wales


Score: Johnson & Wales 3, Emerson 0

Records: Emerson Lions (9-8, 1-6 GNAC) ; Johnson & Wales Wildcats (15-8, 4-3 GNAC)

Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: March 26th, 2019

The Lead: BOSTON - Despite eight kills from Sam Willinger (Golden Beach, Fla.), the Emerson Lions Men's Volleyball team fell in straight sets to Johnson & Wales on Tuesday night.


  • Willinger paced the lions in kills while Jacob DiTore (Salem, N.H.) had 10 digs.
  • Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.) totaled 15 assists for the Lions.
  • Johnson & Wales was paced by Sanjae Holloway who had 12 kills.  Ben Sandt had 20 assists in the win.


  • The first set was highly contested, with both teams trading early points to keep the score close.
  • Johnson & Wales opened up their biggest lead off the set at 15-10 on a Holloway kill.
  • Emerson came back, cutting the lead to one at 18-17.
  • Johnson & Wales kept Emerson at bay, winning the set 25-22 on a Holloway kill and taking a 1-0 lead.
  • The second set started off the same, with the Lions and Wildcats trading early points.  After a Kill by Win Kittivatcharapong (Bangkok, Thailand) cut the lead to one at 8-7, Johnson & wale rattled off ten straight points, extending the lead to 10 at 18-8.
  • The Lions were unable to overcome the deficit, and fell 25-10 in the second set.
  • Emerson jumped out to an early lead in the third, opening it up to six points on a Kittivatcahrapong service ace at 7-1.
  • After the Wildcats cut it to five at 9-4, they rattled off a 7-2 run, knotting the score at 11 a piece.
  • The set remained close, with Emerson and Johnson & Wales battling until the end.
  • After Johnson & Wales took a 20-18 lead, they closed out the sex on a 5-2 run, winning 25-20 and taking the match 3-0.


  • Emerson welcomes Colby-Sawyer to Brown & Plofker Gym on Thursday for the Lions' You Can Play game, where they will search for their second conference win.