(Newton, Mass.) The Rivier University Men's Volleyball team won their 41st consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest this evening as they defeated Lasell College, 3-0 by scores of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-15. With the win, Rivier is now 23-5 overall and a perfect 11-0 in GNAC competition while Lasell falls to 16-6 on the year and now have a 5-4 mark within the GNAC.
Rivier hit .389 on the night, led by senior Terrence Matatall (Danville, N.H.) with 10 kills on 16 attacks without an error and 2.5 total blocks. Junior Chris Markuson (Cupertino, Calif.) added seven kills and four digs and senior Matt Bynon (Burnt Hills, N.Y.) finished with a team-high eight digs. Freshman Tyler Blank (Rochester, N.Y.) dished out 30 assists while directing the Raiders attack.
Dan Raffol (Natick, Mass.) finished with a team-high 10 kilks, while Jeff Vautrin (Chicopee, Mass.) added nine kills, eight digs, and a pair of service aces for the Lasers. Andrew Glenn (Westport, Conn.) handed out 24 assists and Matt Dugan (New Lenox, Ill.) notched eight digs for the Lasers who struggled with their hitting efficiency, finishing with a .082 hitting percentage and 24 attacking errors.
The Raiders will enjoy a few days off before their next scheduled competition on March 29th which is a GNAC tri-match with the Lasers at Johnson & Wales University. Lasell will visit Emmanuel on Thursday evening for their next contest.