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Men’s Volleyball Suffers Setback Against Lasell

Men’s Volleyball Suffers Setback Against Lasell


Score: Lasell 3, Emerson 1

Records: Emerson Lions (5-2, 0-1 GNAC); Lasell Lasers (4-6, 1-1 GNAC),

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

The Lead: Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) recorded 17 kills and Josh Elliot recorded 22 assists in the loss against the Lasell Lasers on Thursday night.


  • Mark Piorkowski paced all players with 17 kills. He added 12 digs, two service aces and ones block.
  • Josh Elliot (Swedesboro, N.J.) assisted on 22 of Emerson's 35 kills with Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.) assisting on 11.
  • Samuel Willinger (Golden Beach, Fla.) added eight kills for the Lions.
  • Lasell was led by Janci Soto who totaled 11 kills, two digs, and four blocks.
  • Nate Gallo led the Lasers with 20 assists and Andy Henriquez was just behind him with 19.
  • Jordan Aprea had 31 digs for the Lasers on the defensive side of the net.


  • Emerson jumped out to an early lead in the first set, taking eight of the first nine points for an 8-1 lead.
  • Lasell went on a 5-1 run of their own, cutting the lead to three at 9-6 on a Soto kill.
  • After trading points, Emerson went on a 5-0 run after Jonah Higaonna (Okinawa, Japan) took the serve.  Emerson doubled up the Lasers with an 18-9 lead.
  • Lasell made a small run to close out the first set, but the Lions held strong winning the first set by five at 25-20 on a Higaonna kill.
  • Lasell took a commanding lead in the second set, leading by nine points at 20-11.
  • The Lions fought back, cutting the lead to four at 22-18.
  • Emerson was unable to overcome the deficit completely, falling in the second set 25-22, knotting the match up at one a piece.
  • The third set saw Emerson and Lasell trading points back and forth, with the two teams splitting the first 28 points 14-14.
  • Lasell went on a 7-1 run from here, opening up a 21-15 lead.
  • The Lasers closed out the set 25-19 on an Aaron Waitekus kill. 
  • Lasell took their momentum into the fourth set, controlling from start to finish.  
  • Gallo killed off the match with a kill with the score 25-13, giving Lasell the victory at 3-1.


  • Emerson welcomes the Newbury Nighthawks to Brown & Plofker Gym at 4:00pm on Saturday, February 16th.
  • Lasell will play the same opponent, but has a week off and will take them on next Friday, February 22nd at 7:00pm.