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Men's volleyball shuts out Mount Ida

by Tyler Deffebach / Beacon Correspondent • February 28, 2013

Connor Burton helped the Lions in the win over Mount Ida on Tuesday.
Connor Burton helped the Lions in the win over Mount Ida on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the offense of the men's volleyball team came out strong and shut out Mount Ida College for the second time this season in a game where Emerson had more kills, fewer errors, and never trailed.

In the first set, Alex Frapech, a freshman communication studies major and an outside hitter, swung .714 and helped the team hit an overall percentage of .406.

Emerson's starting six had 38 kills – six more then the entire Mustang lineup, including a total of 16 kills in the first set.

The Lions also averaged a .349 hitting percentage, more than triple their opponent's average of .099.

The team also only committed 10 errors compared to Mount Ida, who struggled with errors all night, ending with a total of 23, including nine alone in the second and third set.

After completing their third sweep of the season 25-21, 25-17, and 25-23, the Lions snap a four - game loosing streak and are now 6-9 overall and 0-4 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).

Emerson currently ranks fifth in GNAC rankings with 16 games left in the season.

The team's next game is today at 7 p.m. against Daniel Webster College.