Men's Volleyball Falls to Regis in Three

Photo by: Chuck Kaufman
Photo by: Chuck Kaufman

WESTON, Mass. – The Newbury College men's volleyball fell to Regis College, 3-0, in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action, Thursday evening. Junior outside hitter Sean Bisnett (Oxnard, Calif.) posted a .609 attack percentage to lead the Pride to their first victory of the season.

Regis jumped out to the early, 1-0 match advantage taking the first set, 25-16. Bisnett was nearly perfect from the floor notching four kills on five attempts while teammate sophomore Marcos Aguirre (Norwalk, Calif.) matched tallying four kills of his own.

The Pride offense continued to dominate in game two. Bisnett added another four kills on six attempts while adding three digs and two total blocks to edge out the Nighthawks, 25-17, to take the commanding 2-0 match lead.

With their backs against the wall, the Nighthawks were not going to be denied and jumped out in front early at the start of the third set. Senior outside hitter Stephen Watson (Monterey, Calif.) posted seven kills on 10 attempts with just one error as the Nighthawks controlled the majority of game three.

However, late in the set it was as if a light switch was turned on for the Pride. Junior middle blocker Brandon Tordoff (Coventry, R.I.) sparked a 5-1 run with a kill as Regis took the 21-20 lead and never looked back.

Watson led the Nighthawks posting a season-best .545 attack percentage notching seven kills on 11 attempts while first year middle Skyelar Whitehead (Belchertown, Mass.) matched with seven kills of his own.

Newbury drops to 2-8 and 0-2 in conference play while Regis improves to 1-7 and 1-1 in the NECC. The Nighthawks return to the hard-court next Thursday, February 18th when they travel to Emerson College at 6:00 p.m. The Pride will be in action Saturday February 13th when they travel to Cambridge, Mass. for a 1:00 p.m. tilt with NECC foe Lesley University.