Brookline, MA -- The Newbury College Nighthawks closed out the Fisher College Falcons, 15-13, in the final set to hold on to victory in a five-set thriller, Friday night at Hellenic College. The Nighthawks, who earned their second win of the season, held off a strong Falcons comeback attempt to take the non-conference victory. The Fisher Falcons fall in 5-6 with the loss.
Newbury opened up with an early two-set lead, taking the first, 26-24, and the second, 25-20, while Fisher managed to take the third set, 25-20, before forcing the fifth set with a 25-19 win in the 4th.
How it Happened
1st Set: 26-24, Newbury
The Falcons jumped out to an early 4-2 lead on multiple Newbury errors.
The Nighthawks fought back, to eventually take a 14-13 lead on a Stephanie Rheaume kill
The Falcons and Nighthawks would trade points until a Fisher attack error handed Newbury the 1st set.
2nd Set: 25-20, Newbury
A Govanna Rosado kill gave Fisher the sets first point but Newbury would jump out to a 6-2 lead after two Marlen Reynoso service aces.
Fisher would get things close at 5-6 but an 8-2 Newbury run extended their lead to 14-7.
The Falcons cut the lead to three, 15-18, but Newbury managed to hold off Fisher after multiple unforced errors.
3rd Set, 25-20, Fisher
Rheaume's two kills gave Newbury an early 3-0 set lead.
Fisher would win eight of the next 12 points to take an 8-7 lead
Led by Lia Ames three kills, Fisher extended their lead to 21-14.
Newbury mounted a small comeback attempt but Periya Yath's kill eventually ended the set for Fisher.
4th Set, 25-19, Fisher
The Nighthawks and Falcons traded points before Fisher grabbed a 10-8 lead.
Aces by Rosado, Natie Manalo, and Yath paced the Falcons in the 4th set win.
Mackenzie Tourville recorded the lone service ace for the Nighthawks in the set
5th Set, 15-13, Newbury
Rosado opened up the set with an ace for Fisher but the each team traded points early.
A Marlen Reynoso kill gave them a 9-8 lead but a Rosado kill tied things up again.
Back to back attack errors by Ames gave Newbury an 11-9 lead before a Julia Leggett kill made in 12-9 Newbury.
Fisher cut the lead to 11-12 but the Nighthawks closed things out with after two straight Fisher service errors.
Julia Leggett - 12 Kills, 15 Digs, 5 Assists, 1 Service Ace
Stephanie Rheaume - 12 Kills, 14 Digs, 1 Service Ace
Marlen Reynoso - 7 Kills, 20 Digs, 23 Assists, 4 Service Aces
Lia Ames - 11 Kills, 11 Digs, 2 Assists, 3 Service Aces
Periya Yath - 7 Kills, 15 Digs, 3 Assists, 4 Service Aces
Govanna Rosado - 15 Kills, 18 Digs, 27 Assists, 7 Service Aces
Newbury hosts Elms College in NECC action Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM
Fisher returns to action on Sunday, October 8th at the University of Fort Kent at 12:30 PM