March 18, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Faced with a 24-20 deficit in the third game of its match against Endicott College, the MIT men's volleyball team battled back to close out the game and post a 30-25, 30-16, 34-32 victory on Thursday. The win gave the Engineers a 20-8 record, marking the second time in the program's history that they have notched back-to-back seasons with 20 wins. Tech first reached this milestone during the 1986 and 1987 campaigns.
Eugene Jang and Ryan Dean anchored MIT's defense with 15 digs each while Jordan Wan collected 10 digs and 47 assists. For the second match in a row, Praveen Pamidimukkala tallied seven assisted blocks and contributed 16 kills and eight digs. Michelangelo Raimondi had a solid outing with 10 kills, three assisted blocks, and two aces. Kenneth Rosche also totaled 10 kills and posted four assisted blocks. Scott Pollom bolstered the front row's play with eight kills and six assisted blocks.