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Lesley drops season opener to MIT, 3-0

Story courtesy of Rob Palardy, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Lesley University men's volleyball team dropped their season opener against Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England Division opponent MIT by a score of 3-0 (30-10, 30-7, 30-21).

The Lynx dropped to 0-1 on the season while MIT improves to 1-0 in their season opener.

MIT's Alex Becherer (WAUWATOSA, Wis./Marquette University) led the Engineers with 13 kills without recording an error on 20 attempts. Teammates Garret Winther (BROOMFIELD, Colo./Holy Family) and Mike Demyttenaere (BRUSSELS, Belgium/St. John's) also went errors on offensive with eight and seven kills, respectively.

Engineers freshman Matt Hohenberger (ST. LOUIS, Mo./St. Louis University) finished second on the team with nine kills and also had six aces including five in-a-row in the middle of the second set.

Caine Jette (HAIKU, Hawaii/Maui) dished out 23 assists.

For the Lynx, Nick Assad (ANDOVER, Mass./Andover) had a team-high five kills and also chipped in defensively with three digs and two total blocks. Junior setter Stephen Siragusa (VALLEY STREAM, N.Y./Valley Stream) dished out 13 assists in the loss.

Lesley will be on the road on Wednesday, January 27 against New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and NECVA New England rival Newbury College starting at 7:00 pm. MIT will play in the SUNY New Paltz Invitational Tournament on January 22 against Baruch College and SUNY New Paltz.