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Volleyball reaches NECVA quarterfinals

The Men’s Volleyball team finished up their postseason run this past weekend, advancing to the quarterfinals of the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Championship tournament and collecting many awards along the way. Seeded No. 5 in the tournament, MIT swept No. 12 Stevenson University (25-18, 25-17, 25-19) but lost to No. 4 Philadelphia Biblical University (17-25, 19-25, 26-24, 25-17, 15-6). Timothy R. Lee ’11 and David R. Thomas ’12 represented the nationally-ranked No. 10 Engineers (29-7) on the NECVA All-Tournament Team.

With the season coming to a close, the team collected several individual honors for the season. Lee was named NECVA New England Player of the Year, Kenneth M. Siebert ’14 was named NECVA New England Rookie of the Year. Lee, Siebert, Thomas, and Matthew P. Hohenberger ’13 were named to the NECVA New England All-Division 1st Team, while Patrick J. Vatterott ’13 was named to the 2nd Team. The 47-team NECVA Conference also awarded 1st Team All-Conference honors to Thomas and 2nd Team honors to Lee and Hohenberger. Hohenberger, Thomas, Vatterott, Benson M. George ’12, and Garrett L. Winther ’11 were also named to the NECVA All-Academic Team.

—Paul Dill, Head Coach

Lacrosse evens record against UMass

Seven unanswered goals scored across three periods helped power the MIT Men’s Lacrosse team to a 12-3 victory over UMass Boston on Tuesday afternoon. The Engineers improve to 3-3 with the win.

William H. Waste ’14 posted a game-high five points on three goals and two assists for the Engineers.

Daniel G. Piemont ’11 put MIT on the board midway through the first quarter when he connected on a feed from Waste for a man-up goal. With the score tied at two, an unassisted goal by John R. Kucharczyk ’11 with 10 minutes left in the second quarter sparked the game-changing run for MIT, which entered halftime with a 6-2 advantage.

The game was a defensive battle following the break, but strikes by Waste and Elliot M. Sykora ’14 increased the hosts’ margin and were the only goals of the third quarter. Waste completed the hat trick at the 13:51 mark of the final frame. The Engineers capped the scoring on a solo effort by Timothy K. Wilczynski ’14 with 1:40 left to play.

MIT will travel to Massachusetts Maritime Academy for their next contest on Saturday.

—Mindy Brauer, DAPER Staff