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Men’s Volleyball Gets Back On Track Against Newbury

Men’s Volleyball Gets Back On Track Against Newbury


Score: Emerson 3, Newbury 0

Records: Emerson Lions (6-2, 0-1 GNAC) ; Newbury Nighthawks (2-8, 1-0 NECC)

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

 Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Lead: Senior Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) tallied 12 kills while Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.) assisted on 14 of Emerson's 33 kills to help down the Nighthawks in straight sets.


  • Piorkowski added eight digs, two service aces, and two blocks to his 12 kills.
  • Raagas paced all players with 14 assists, with teammate Josh Elliot (Swedesboro, N.J.) sitting right behind him with 14 assists.
  • Jacob DiTore (Salem, N.H.) totaled six digs on the defensive end for Emerson.
  • Newbury was led by Rory Dobbins who totaled five kills.  Pedro Juan De Jesus was right behind him with four. 
  • De Jesus also led the Nighthawks in assists with seven.


  • Emerson jumped out to an early first set lead, opening up the lead to nine at 14-5 on a Win Kittivatcharpong (Bangkok, Thailand) kill.
  • The Liosn held their first set lead, not letting the Nighthawks back into the set.  Emerson controlled from start to finish, closing out the set on a Samuel Willinger (Golden BEach, Fla.) kill.  The Lions won 25-13.
  • Newbury came on stronger in the second set, opening up a 7-5 lead just 12 points in. 
  • After Emerson got the serve back, Mark Piorkowski went on a 7-0 run, bringing Emerson back in the lead at 12-7 and forcing a Nighthawk timeout.
  • Emerson built on their lead from here, opening up to nine at 20-11.
  • A small Newbury run threatened Emerson's lead, but the Lions closed out the set on an attack error by the Nighthawks, 25-20.
  • The third set was much of the same for the Lions, who opened up a five point lead on a Matt Connolly (Haverhill, Mass.) kill at 14-9.
  • The Linos held this lead, closing out the match with the set ending in the same score as the first set.  A pair of Piorkowski kills closed out the match for Emerson, 3-0.


  • Emerson is off until next Friday when they welcome Regis (Mass.) to the Brown & Plofker Gym for a conference match on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00pm.