(Newton, MA) The 10th ranked Rivier College Men's Volleyball team improved to 8-0 in GNAC play with a convincing three set win over Lasell College this evening by scores of 25-16, 25-14 and 25-20.
The Raiders used an efficient hitting attack keyed by their superb defensive effort to pick up the victory. Rivier finished with a .299 hitting percentage and 39 digs as the Laser only recorded 18 digs.
Rivier freshman Chris Markuson (Cupertino, CA) led the offensive attack with 10 kills on the night, the team leader. Junior setter Steve Visentin (Cheshire, CT) collected 33 assists directing a balanced attack that saw six different players finish with at least four kills. Sophomore Matt Bynon (Burnt Hills, NY) and senior Andrew Corwin (Framingham, MA) tied for the team lead with 8 digs apiece.
Alex Mill and Matt Dionne accounted for 9 of Lasell's 10 kills, with 5 and 4 respectively, while Chris Burns had a team high 7 digs.
The Raiders (18-8 overall, 8-0 GNAC) will host GNAC opponents Albertus Magnus College and Mount Ida College in a tri-match at the 'doon on Saturday, March 31st.