Men’s Volleyball Splits at Endicott Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 7 MIT men's volleyball team posted a 2-2 ledger en route to a third-place finish at the Endicott College Tournament this past weekend. The Engineers (13-4) defeated Hilbert College (25-16, 25-20, 25-19) and Eastern Mennonite University (25-17, 27-25, 25-21) before falling to No. 12 Emmanuel College (25-17, 25-14, 25-19) and No. 13 Baruch College (25-18, 25-22, 30-28). Tim Lee represented the Cardinal and Gray on the All-Tournament Team.
Billy Evans paced MIT with 10 kills, a .444 hitting percentage, and three blocks versus Hilbert. Patrick Vatterott posted seven kills, a .500 hitting performance, and three blocks while Garrett Winther followed with seven kills and two blocks. Evan Wang totaled 13 assists, six kills, and three digs as David Thomas chipped in six kills and two blocks. Caine Jette collected a team-high seven digs while Lee tallied 26 assists, three digs, two blocks, and two aces.
Matt Hohenberger led the way with 16 kills and a .557 hitting percentage against Eastern Mennonite. Ken Siebert added seven kills and three aces as Vatterott picked up four kills, two blocks, and an ace. Evans registered four kills and three blocks while Jette notched seven digs. Winther bolstered the blocking corps with two stops as Jeremy Velazquez contributed five digs. Lee rounded out the squad with 28 assists and seven digs.
Siebert led the Engineers' balanced attack with eight kills against Emmanuel. Vatterott and Hohenberger both had six kills as Vatterott picked up a block. Winther posted four kills and a block while Daniel Sngiem racked up six digs. Lee added 20 assists and a team-high nine digs to MIT's cause.
In its final match of the weekend, Hohenberger powered the Cardinal and Gray with 15 kills, a .481 hitting percentage, and four aces versus Baruch. Evans totaled 11 kills as Vatterott chipped in six kills and two blocks. Winther paced the front row with three blocks while Thomas followed with two of his own. Velazquez compiled 11 digs as Siebert chipped in seven.