Mount Ida College Athletics

Men’s Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight in Opener of Tri-Match

Men’s Volleyball Wins Fourth Straight in Opener of Tri-Match

NASHUA, NH – Freshman Nate Gyampo (Providence, R.I.) matched a career high of nine kills and Mount Ida College won their fourth straight game with a 3-0 win over Lesley University in the opener of a non-conference men's volleyball tri-match on Saturday at Mario Vagge Gymnasium. 

The Mustangs settled for a split of the day with a 3-0 lost to hosts Daniel Webster College and now sit at 6-10 on the season. 

Game One: Mount Ida 3, Lesley 0 

The Mustangs trailed only five times and earned set scores of 25-13, 25-18, 25-9 en route to their fifth non-conference win of the year. 

Peter Griffenkranz (Deer Park, N.Y.) led Mount Ida with a match-high 10 kills while Gyampo added nine and pulled in eight digs. Nathan Sprengle (Williamstown, N.J.) posted 17 assists. 

Tyler Burns, Chris Barletta (Valrico, Fla.) and Jacob DiDomenico (N. Providence, R.I.) all picked up four kills for Lesley. Chiemruom added 13 assists and six digs. 

Mount Ida hit .250 as a team and nearly doubled up the Lynx on kills (28-16). 

Game Two: Daniel Webster 3, Mount Ida 0 

In the nightcap, Griffenkranz led the Mustangs with eight kills and added six digs, while Brett Southworth (Orange, Conn.) chipped in with five kills. Jimmy Wessel (DeKalb, Ill.) picked up 18 assists. 

Ryan Howdeshell (Fairbanks, Alaska) was the high man for DWC posting a match-best 11 kills with eight digs and three aces as the Eagles posted set scores of 25-8, 25-13, and 25-20. Saunoa Afoa (Las Vegas, Nev.), Tommy Reyes (Providence, R.I.), and Iturralde Zavalza (Tucson, Ariz.) all posted seven kills each while NJ Makaiwi (Las Vegas, Nev.) dished out 29 assists. Afoa also reached double figures in digs with 10. 

The Eagles never trailed and were never tied.  

DWC, which improved to 7-2 all-time against Mount Ida, hit .427 overall and finished with a 38-24 advantage in total kills and a decisive difference in total blocks (11-2). 

DWC improved to 11-9 overall (5-1 NECC) and have now won three straight and seven of their last nine, while Lesley dropped to 0-6 overall (0-4 NECC). 

The Mustangs will play another non-conference match next Thursday evening at 6:00 pm when they host Regis at Mount Ida Athletic Center.