THE TRI-MATCH BASICS
Match 1 Score: Mount Ida 3, Dean College 1 (25-21, 25-21, 14-25, 25-21)
Match 2 Score: Mount Ida 3, Pratt Institute 0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-14)
Match 3 Score: Dean College 3, Pratt Institute 0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-16)
Overall Records: Dean College (2-2), Mount Ida College (3-2), Pratt Institute (0-2)
Location: Pieri Gymnasium, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
MATCH 1: Mount Ida 3, Dean College 1 (25-21, 25-21, 14-25, 25-21)
Brett Southworth (Orange, Conn.) racked up a match-best 17 kills to go along with 12 digs to lead Mount Ida to a 3-1 win over Dean College in non-league men's volleyball action on Sunday morning.
The Mustangs actually led 2-0 before the Bulldogs rolled through the third set, taking it 25-14 to force a fourth set.
In that final set, Mount Ida led for much of the opening portion until the Bulldogs rallied to tie the score at 18-18 following a trio of kills from Joel Carmona (Lawrence, Mass.).
After the Mustangs went ahead 19-18 on a service error, Dean took its first lead of the set at 21-20 on consecutive Mount Ida attack errors.
The Mustangs answered back with a kill from Nate Gyampo (Providence, R.I.) and an Andre Foster (Davis, Calif.) service ace.
Now ahead 22-21, Mount Ida wrapped up the match with three straight unforced errors by the Bulldogs.
In addition to Southworth's performance, Kevin Keohane (Jefferson, N.J.) dished out 23 assists and had ten digs.
Dean was paced by Carmona's 16 kills and ten digs, while Diondre Charros (Fairhaven, Mass.) ended with 13 kills and seven digs.
Meanwhile, Bobby Tetreault (Mattapoisett, Mass.) handed out 28 assists and collected 14 digs.
MATCH 2: Mount Ida 3, Pratt Institute 0 (25-9, 25-11, 25-14)
Mount Ida recorded the tri-match sweep with a 3-0 win over Pratt Institute, who were playing their first match of the season.
The Mustangs faced little resistance in the opening set as they hit .700 on their way to a 25-9 victory. More of the same came in the second set as they breezed to a 25-11 triumph.
The third set was the most competitive of the match with the Cannoneers staying close and when they recorded five of six points midway through the set, they were within four at 14-10.
Moments later the match was still only four points apart at 16-12 when Mount Ida stepped on the gas with seven straight points and nine of the final 12 to secure the match.
Foster and Southworth shared match-high honors with six kills each, while Keohane dished out 18 assists.
MATCH 3: Dean College 3, Pratt Institute 0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-X)
Dean took the tri-match split with a convincing second match victory, topping Pratt Institute, 3-0 in the final match of three non-league men's volleyball contests on Sunday afternoon.
The Bulldogs raced out to a 12-2 lead in the opening set and were never really threatened on their way to a 25-8 triumph, hitting .278 in the frame.
Pratt battled hard in second set were within five after Dean Liaw delivered a kill to make the score 13-8. Dean got some separation when they got kills from Charros, Carmona and then Dean Bennett (Bloomfield, N.J.) to make the score 17-10.
The Bulldogs ended the set by getting a kill from Moussa Seck (Malden, Mass.) and perfectly placed service ace from Carmona.
In the third frame, the Cannoneers were hanging tough, making the score 7-6 after another kill from Law. Dean got some breathing room later when they ran off four straight and then got five serve aces from Charros that made the score 20-10.
After Pratt got to within 20-13, the Bulldogs put the match away with a kill from Seck and a match-sealing kill from Logan Muise (Irvington, N.Y.).
Liaw finished with a team-best nine kills for the Cannoneers, while Charros ended with 13 kills, six service aces and five digs for Dean, who also got 18 assists, five service aces and five digs from Juan Fernando Ruelas-Garcia (Milford, Mass.).
Dean will return to action next week when they travel to Pratt Institute for a tri-match that includes Sarah Lawrence. Mount Ida, meanwhile, is back on the court on Thursday when they visit Pine Manor.