Rivier University Captures MIT Men’s Volleyball Invitation Crown

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of Mindy Brauer, who is the Assistant Director of DAPER Communications, Promotions and Marketing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), here’s this afternoon’s release from the final day of the MIT Men’s Volleyball Invitational:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its second appearance at the MIT Men’s Volleyball Invitational, nationally-ranked No. 10 Rivier University won all three of its matches en route to a first-place finish on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders outlasted No. 15 MIT, 21-25, 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 15-13, to secure the crown.

All-Tournament Team

Edner Geffard, York College (N.Y.)

Ryan Kennedy, Johnson & Wales University

Dan Raffol, Lasell College

Mike Coniglione, Endicott College

Paul Syta, MIT

Matt Hohenberger, MIT

Chris Markuson, Rivier University

Tournament MVP: Steve Visentin, Rivier University

Final Standings

1. Rivier University (3-0)

2. MIT (3-1)

3. Endicott College (3-1)

4. Lasell College (1-2)

5. Johnson & Wales University (1-2)

6. York College (N.Y.) (1-3)

7. Emerson College (0-3)

Sunday, Feb. 17

#15 MIT def. Lasell College, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21)

York College (N.Y.) def. Emerson College, 3-2 (25-15, 13-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-9)

#10 Rivier University def. Endicott College, 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-19)

#10 Rivier University def. #15 MIT, 3-2 (21-25, 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 15-13)

Johnson & Wales University def. York College (N.Y.), 3-1 (25-16, 17-25, 25-22, 25-20)

Endicott College def. Lasell College, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 14-25, 25-18)

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

#15 MIT def. Emerson College, 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, 25-14)

#10 Rivier University def. York College (N.Y.), 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16)

Endicott College def. Johnson & Wales University, 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 27-25)

#15 MIT def. Johnson & Wales University, 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-19)

Lasell College def. York College (N.Y.), 3-0 (25-13, 29-27, 28-26)

Endicott College def. Emerson College, 3-0 (25-8, 25-17, 25-19)

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