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Emerson Sweeps Vital GNAC Clash with Lasers

Emerson Sweeps Vital GNAC Clash with Lasers



Score: Emerson 3, Lasell 0  (25-20, 25-22, 25-20)

Records: Emerson Lions (11-10, 4-8 GNAC) ; Lasell Lasers (7-20, 4-8 GNAC)

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

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 

The Lead: The Emerson Lions Men's Volleyball Team avenged a tough GNAC loss in five sets last week with a sweep of the Laser Lasers in three sets on Tuesday night.


  • In his last home game at Brown & Plofker Gym, Nick Rusk (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) led the Lions with 13 kills.
  • Primary setter Marcus Cepeda (Sacramento, Calif.) had a great night, assisting on 35 kills for the Lions.
  • Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) and Win Kittivatcharapong (Bangkok, Thailand) held up the back end of the offense with 11 and six kills respectively. 
  • On the defensive end, Mark Piorkowski and Carl D'Aguiar (Tujunga, Calif.) each had strong games with 15 digs a piece.


  • The first set was a back and forth affair, with no team leading by more than three points until Emerson pulled away at the end.
  • Nick Rusk took the serve with a one point lead at 20-19, and was able to win the next three points for the Lions, with one service ace to open up the Lions lead to four.
  • After trading points, the Lions grabbed the first set on a servece error by Lasell with a final score of 25-20.
  • To start the second set the Lions fell behind 6-0, but turned it around quickly and won 10 of the next 13 points to take a 10-9 lead.
  • The Lions opened up a 3 point lead and never surrendered that lead for the rest of the set, winning it 25-20.
  • The Lions took the lead early in the lead, and built on it throughout the set.
  • Emerson extended their lead to 7 at 20-13 and were able to close out the game and match with a final set score of 25-20.


  • Emerson will travel to Regis College on Saturday for a two vital GNAC match against Regis and Johnson & Wales starting at 11:00am
  • Lasell will take on the Mustangs of Mount Ida College in GNAC play on Thursday starting at 6:00pm.