No. 14 George Mason Sweeps NJIT

2/21/2009

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NEWARK, N.J. - No. 14 George Mason bounced back from a midweek loss to Juniata College with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology in EIVA Tait Division men's volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center in Newark, N.J. With the win, the Patriots improve to 6-3 overall and 2-1 in EIVA Tait Division matches.

Mason took the three sets by final scores of 30-25, 30-25 and 30-17 to drop NJIT's record to 3-6 overall and 0-5 in EIVA Tait Division matches. The Patriots never trailed in the opening set and fell behind only four times during the entire match.

George Mason outhit NJIT .330 to .129 in the win. Senior opposite hitter Kyle Gramit led the way with 19 kills, hitting .548 on 31 swings. Senior Brandon McLaughlin chipped in six kills on .625 hitting. Junior setter Ryan Kwiatkowski totaled 33 assists to lead all players.

Charles Bell led the Highlanders with 15 kills and six digs. Rodrigo Correa dished out 29 assists in a losing effort.

George Mason returns to the court on Friday, Feb. 27 against Saint Francis (Pa.) in an EIVA Tait Division match. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at the Field House.

Article courtesy of George Mason athletics.

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