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MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SUFFERS 3-1 SETBACK AT NICHOLS

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SUFFERS 3-1 SETBACK AT NICHOLS

DUDLEY, Mass. - The Emmanuel College men's volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Nichols College on Saturday morning in non-conference action at the Nichols Athletic Center. 

Recap

Freshman Ray Wang filled the stat sheet with 21 kills, 11 digs, and three service aces to lead the Nichols College men's volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Emmanuel (MA) College in its first-ever home match Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Nichols Athletic Center.

Freshman Collin Hunter added 13 kills and 14 digs for the Bison (2-3), who also received 11 kills and 11 digs from freshman Lance Law. Senior Erik English paced the Saints with 16 kills and four service aces while Justyn Schueler was credited with 11 kills, six digs, and two blocks.

The Bison won game one 31-28 behind four kills from both Hunter and Law, and 10 assists from freshman Luis Castro. The Saints (2-3) rallied back to win game two, 25-23, as English and classmate Alex Silva each threw down four kills.

Nichols took a 2-1 lead in the match by virtue of a 25-22 win in game three as Wang notched seven kills and Law registered six. The Bison closed out the match with a 25-15 win in game four – their largest margin of victory in a set so far this season.

Three things you need to know…

-Castro finished the contest with 38 assists and is averaging 29 assists/match thus far in 2019.

-Wang is averaging 4.38 kills/set, which is tops in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).

-Hunter is averaging 2.61 digs/set, which is No. 3 in the NECC.

Quote

"This was a great turnout for an 11 a.m. match on a Saturday. We had a lot of students, faculty, friends and family come support us. It showed our guys the support that the men's volleyball program has here at Nichols. We spent this week focusing on our serving, passing, and blocking. We built on last night's win and piled it on today." -Nichols head coach John Post

Next game

Nichols returns to action on Wednesday, February 6 at Sage at 7:00 p.m. Emmanuel is back the following night, traveling to Nashua, N.H. to take on Rivier University in the Saints' 2019 GNAC opener.

*Release courtesy of Nichols College Athletic Communications