NASHUA, N.H. -- No. 9 Rivier defeated visiting No. 14 Emmanuel in four sets, 3-1 remaining undefeated in GNAC play while handing the Saints their first division loss.

No. 1 Carthage 3, Indiana-Purdue 1
No. 2 Springfield 3, Mt. St. Vincent 0
No. 9 Rivier 3, No. 14 Emmanuel 1

The Raiders (7-2 overall, 4-0 GNAC) were led by a strong offensive effort by Chris Markuson and Aaron Almario, who both had 14 kills on the night.

Andrew Corwin also had a strong night with 10 digs and 10 kills against the Saints. Almost hitting the half century mark Steve Visentin had 49 assists on the evening.

Emmanuel's Saints (4-3 overall, 4-1 GNAC) gave the Raiders a tough match-up avoiding the sweep and taking the second game. The Saints were led on the court behind hard-hitting Ashanti Jackson, who had the most kills in the match-up with 16. Nick Updike carried the team defensively with 6 digs and also led the team with 38 assists.