DIII No. 5 NYU Sweeps No. 14 MIT In Route to Third Straight Victory


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Cambridge, Mass. - The New York University men's volleyball team out-killed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 50-33 on its way to a 3-0 win and its third consecutive victory on Saturday, February 23, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Violets (10-5), currently No. 5 in the CSTV/AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division III Men's Volleyball Top 15 Coaches Poll, was in control of the match throughout, defeating the No.14 Engineers (11-8) 30-25, 30-27, 30-25.

"We played a good match," noted NYU head coach Jose Pina. "I was happy that most everyone got a chance to play. We did a good job finishing the week strong going into the heart of our EIVA Hay schedule next week."

Leading the way for NYU on offense were tri-captains senior Jonathan Wintermeyer and junior Devin Zolnowski. Both players recorded 12 kills while Wintermeyer hit .435 for the match with two service aces, two digs and six blocks. Zolnowski hit .500 with seven digs in just two games.

Junior Ilan Goldstein and sophomore Braden Fujikawa split the setting duties with Fujikawa putting up 29 assists with two digs and an ace in two games, while Goldstein added 15 assists, an ace and three digs in the final game.

The Violets return to the court this Wednesday, February 27, when they host #8-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology. NYU looks to avenge a 3-1 loss to the Ducks earlier this season. First serve is set for 7:00 pm.

Article courtesy of New York University athletics.

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