Score: Emerson 3, York (NY) 0
Records: Emerson Lions (5-1, 0-0 GNAC); York (NY) (1-2, 0-0 CUNYAC),
Location: Boston, Mass. (Brown & Plofker Gym)
The Lead: Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) recorded 13 kills Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.) and Josh Elliot (Swedesboro, N.J.) combined for 31 assists as Emerson swept the York College Cardinals 3-0.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Piorkowski added 10 digs to his 22 kills, with four service aces and one block. He had a .500 hitting percentage.
- Jacob DiTore (Salem N.H.) had 10 digs as well.
- Elliot had 17 assists with Raagas almost matching him with 14. Raagas added four serrive aces and Elliot added two kills.
- Philton Paul led all Cardinals players with six kills. Gustavo Villanueva had 10 digs, tying for a game high.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The lions started out the match on a 6-1 run, and the trend remained throughout the match.
- The Lions opened up a 10 point lead in the first set on Raagas' first ace at 14-4.
- Emerson only allowed York to get four more points in the set, closing it out at 25-8 on a Piorkowski kill.
- The second set started 2-2, before Piorkowski took the serve. The Lions scored the next 15 points, opening up a commanding 17-2 lead.
- York made a small run, cutting the lead to 11 at 21-10, but the Lions closed on the set on another Piorkowski kill, 25-12.
- The second set started out much closer, with the teams splitting the first twelve points.
- Emerson took control after the tie, closing out the match while only allowing York to score five more points.
- Matt Connolly (Haverhill, Mass.) closed out the game with a kill, giving Emerson the 3-0 victory.
- Emerson travels to take on MIT on Tuesday at 7:00pm.
- York takes on Eastern Nazarene and Emmanuel tomorrow in a Tri-Match.
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