No. 5 New York University Outlasts Harvard in Five

2/22/2008

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Boston, Mass. - The New York University men's volleyball team erased a 2-1 deficit and completed a sterling comeback with a 3-2 win over Harvard University on Friday night in Cambridge, MA.

After winning the first game 31-29, the Violets (9-5, 2-1 Hay) fell 30-21 and 30-25 in the next two games.

However, NYU got off to a quick start in game four, racing out to a 14-7 lead en route to a 30-24 victory.

In a tight fifth game in which neither team led by more than two points, NYU eventually pulled out a 15-13 match-clinching win over the Crimson (4-5, 3-2 Hay).

"The team showed character coming back from a 2-1 deficit," said NYU head coach Jose Pina. "It took a complete team effort to secure the victory. It shows how good we can be when we play together and just go for it."

Freshman Francis Hodgson recorded 18 kills while hitting .533. He also had 11 total blocks.

Senior Willy McFarland contributed 11 kills and 12 digs while going 41-41 on reception attempts.

Sophomore Mike Ferragonio, who entered the match late in the third game, sparked the team with 10 kills while hitting .438.

The Massachusetts road trip continues for the Violets on Saturday when they face MIT in Cambridge at 4pm.

Article courtesy of New York University athletics.

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