Nighthawks junior Joshua Thorne (Oxford, Mass.) finished with a double-double of a match-high 13 kills to go along with 12 digs as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Eastern Nazarene Lions 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19), avenging a pair of 3-2 regular season losses on Tuesday night at Lahue PE Center in the Quarterfinals of the New England Collegiate Conference Playoffs.
Following a season at 4-8 in the New England Collegiate Conference, the Nighthawks earned the fifth seed in the NECC Playoffs. The Nighthawks travel to Quincy for a battle with the fourth-seeded Eastern Nazarene Lions on Tuesday night. The Lions, who finished 12-9 (5-7 NECC) in their first season, earned the five seed by virtue of two victories over the Nighthawks this season. On both occasions, the Nighthawks held a lead with a chance to close out matches, but both times, the Lions stormed back for dramatic 3-2 victories.
Following a season at 4-8 in the New England Collegiate Conference, the Newbury Nighthawks have drawn the fifth-seed in the upcoming NECC Men's Volleyball Playoffs.
Blazers senior Austin DeCosmo (Southwick, Mass.) finished with a match-high 11 kills, the only player with double-digit kills, as the Elms Blazers defeated the Newbury Nighthawks in straight sets (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) on Saturday afternoon in the New England Collegiate Conference season finale at Picknelly Arena on Elms Senior Day.
Less than a week removed from a 3-0 loss to the Gators on Senior Day, the Newbury Nighthawks avenged that defeat in convincing fashion with a pair of 3-0 wins on a doubleheader Thursday night at Brunelli Court.
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Congratulations to Elliott Pollard ’17 on his acceptance to Arizona State University to pursue a graduate degree in Higher Education and Postsecondary Education with an emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics. Pollard is an active member of the Newbury Community, participating in athletics, leadership opportunities, and various student organizations. He says, “My ultimate career goal is to be an Athletic Academic Counselor. Newbury has absolutely impacted my career path—from the activities I am involved in and the influential people that have helped me grow as a person and realize my full potential.”
Nighthawks junior Joshua Thorne (Oxford, Conn.) finished with a match-high 11 kills while adding four service aces, helping the Nighthawks to a straight sets (25-8, 25-18, 25-13) victory over the Lesley Lynx in the One Love Foundation match on Tuesday evening in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Gators freshman Edward Cromwell (Las Vegas, Nev.) was the only player to finish with double-digit kills, recording 10 of them, helping the Gators to a 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-16) straight sets victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Senior Day at Pappas Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Pride senior Sean Bisnett (Oxnard, Calif.) finished with a match-high 15 kills and an impressive hitting percentage of .609, leading the Regis College Pride over the Newbury Nighthawks in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-11) on Tuesday evening at Higgins Court in New England Collegiate Conference action.
Major movement in the NECC was the theme of this afternoon's tri-match and although the Endicott Gulls finished the day 2-0 to remain undefeated in the NECC, the final match of the day between the Nighthawks and Eastern Nazarene Lions would provide a new fourth-seed in the NECC.