CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (2/18/17) – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology men's volleyball team – which is receiving votes in the national poll - defeated No. 7 Kean University in non-conference action on Friday night. Junior Tavish Smith produced a match-high nine kills for the Engineers while Jared Warner and Steven Zarzycki paced the Cougars' balanced attack with six kills apiece.
Kevin Barrow produced 23 assists and two blocks and Nick Breslin collected 12 digs. Shayron Taylor and Jay Bynum (pictured left) rounded out Kean's defense with two blocks apiece. Bynum hit .667in the match and Warner hit .400.
The Engineers played nearly flawlessly and allowed the Cougars to gain the lead just once: only as late as 4-3 in the second set. Other than that, there were no other lead changes and only five ties throughout the match. MIT dug out 46 Cougar attacks to hold the visitors to a .111 hitting percentage.
MIT improves to 13-3 on the year. Kean moves to 10-4.
The Cougars are moving North to Nashua, New Hampshire for two matches on Saturday against host Rivier and Regis College.