Chang Records 1000th Dig as MIT Defeats Emmanuel, Falls to Endicott

Senior Brendan Chang
Senior Brendan Chang

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In a pair of men's volleyball matches on Saturday, No. 13 MIT swept Emmanuel College, (25-17, 25-20, 25-23) but fell to Endicott College in a five-set thriller (25-16, 28-26, 10-25, 26-28, 16-14). Following the outing in Rockwell Cage, the Engineers' record moved to 6-2 on the season.

Senior Brendan Chang (Laytonsville, Md.) collected a match-high 15 digs versus Emmanuel, helping him become the second player in program history to surpass the 1,000 dig mark and join Ryan Dean '08 on the list. Freshman Matt Reilly (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) paced MIT's attack with 12 kills and added three blocks as junior Sean Kropp (Fairless Hills, Pa.) produced 11 kills and a .471 hitting percentage. Sophomore Andrew Hall (Lynnfield, Mass.) powered the Engineers' blocking corps with seven stops, followed by five from junior Martin Krasuski (Aurora, Ill.), and three by freshman Skyler Kaufman (Needham, Mass.). Freshman Yize Dong (Moraga, Calif.) tallied 31 assists and five blocks while junior Suyash Fulay (Wexford, Pa.) earned two aces.

Krasuski led all players with 26 kills to go along with a .408 hitting effort and three blocks in the loss to Endicott. Reilly racked up 20 kills, a .326 hitting percentage, three blocks, and two aces as Hall chipped in seven kills and two blocks. Dong amassed 56 assists, seven digs, three blocks, and two aces while Kaufman registered seven blocks. Chang collected 17 digs as Fulay totaled 15 of his own.

MIT continues its homestand on Tuesday, Feb. 2 when it plays Newbury College at 7:00 p.m.