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Men’s Volleyball Roars Back To Defeat Colby-Sawyer

Men’s Volleyball Roars Back To Defeat Colby-Sawyer


Score: Emerson 3, Colby-Sawyer 1

Records: Emerson Lions (10-8, 2-6 GNAC) ; Colby-Sawyer Chargers (7-13, 0-11 GNAC)

Date: Thursday, March 26th, 2019

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

The Lead: After dropping the first set, the Emerson Men's Volleyball Team defeated Colby-Sawyer in a GNAC Conference match on Thursday.  Mark Piorkowski and Win Kittivatcharapong each scoring double digit kills for the Lions in the You Can Play Project game.


  • Seniors Win Kittivatcharapong (Bangkok, Thailand) and Mark Piorkowski (Montclair, N.J.) both hit double digits in kills with 14 and 13 respectively.  Sam WIllinger (Golden Beach, Fla.) was just below double figures with nine.
  • Lucas Raagas (Cambridge, Mass.)  led all players on the court with 36 assists. He had 36 of 38 for the Lions. 
  • Piorkowski also paced the Lions with 13 digs, while Jacob DiTore (Salem, N.H.) and Willinger each had six.
  • Orlando Plagata led the Chargers with 13 kills and 11 digs.  Aj Gnieski had 10 digs and Nate Trevino talked 8 kills for the Chargers.


  • Colby-Sawyer and Emerson traded poitns in the first set, with no tea opening up more than a two point lead early.  The chargers started to pull away late, opening up a four point lead at 19-15. 
  • The Lions were unable to overcome the deficit, eventually falling 25-20 in the first set.
  • In the second set, Colby-Sawyer jumped out to an early three point lead, before the Lions rattled off seven point in a row to take a 7-3 lead. 
  • The Lions built on their lead, extending it to eight at 19-11 on an attack error by Colby-Sawyer.
  • After letting up one point to the Chargers, Emerson closed out the second set on a 6-0 run, headlined by a Matt Connolly (Haverhill, Mass.) service ace to give Emerson the 25-12 victory.
  • The third set started off close once again, with both teams trading early points.
  • Emerson eventually extended to a five point lead on a. Kittivatcharapong kill to make it 22-17.
  • Emerson closed out the sex on a 3-2 run, taking the third set 25-19.
  • The Lions took control in the fourth set, scoring six of the first seven points.
  • After Colby-Sawyer cut the lead to four at 9-5, Emerson rattled off four straight points to make the score 13-5. 
  • After a three point run by the Chargers, the Lion rattled off seven more points, capped off by a Willinger service ace.
  • Emerson closed out the final set 25-10, taking the match 3-1.


  • The Lions are back in action on Saturday, when they welcome Wentworth and Emmanuel to the Brown & Plofker Gym.  The late match against Emmanuel starting at 3:00pm will serve as the senior day match for the Lions.