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Men’s Volleyball Extends Winning Streak, Shuts Out Elms 3-0

Daniel Toth swings at a volleyball.

CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Endicott men's volleyball team pushed its winning streak to four straight matches with a 3-0 victory over conference foe Elms College by scores of 28-26, 25-17, and 25-16 on Saturday afternoon at Picknelly Arena.

Freshmen Donovan Dey (Fairport, N.Y.) and Bryn Lipton (Rockford, Ill.) guided the Gulls as the duo combined for 18 kills, two service aces, 12 digs, and two blocks (one solo, one assisted).

Troy Riorden (Fairport, N.Y.) also chipped in with seven kills, one service ace, and three digs, while Chad Riorden (Fairport, N.Y.) ran the majority of the offense on a match-high 23 assists. Ryan Healy (Fair Lawn, N.J.) spearheaded the back row with a match-high 10 digs, and Daniel Toth (Glenwood, N.J.) led the block with four total (two solo, two assisted) to round out the list of highlights for the Gulls.

Set one was the difference in the match as Endicott and Elms fought through 16 tied scores and five lead changes before the Gulls pulled away down the stretch on Lipton's fourth kill of the stanza and an attack error by the Blazers for the 28-26 victory. The Gulls then capitalized on that momentum the rest of the way as Endicott did not trail in either set two or set three to complete the sweep.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Dey finished the afternoon with a match-high 10 kills (tied) on 14 swings for a .643 hitting percentage.
  • Lipton posted eight kills (.333), two service aces, nine digs, and one block assist.
  • Freshman Tim Fieseler (Bridgewater, N.J.) add five kills on seven swings (.571), two digs, and one block assist.
  • Endicott has not dropped a set during its four-match winning streak (3-0 sweeps over Emmanuel, Eastern Nazarene, Lesley, and Elms).

FOR THE FOES

  • Gabriel Reis Levy (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) tied Dey for the match-high in kills with 10.
  • Daniel Bondarovsky (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) collected with nine kills, one service ace, seven digs and three blocks (two solo, one assisted).
  • David Hernandez (Springfield, Mass.) produced four kills and three digs, while Audrye Alejandro (Las Piedras, Puerto Rico) tallied a team-high nine digs.
  • John Dunphy (Farmington, Conn.) facilitated the offense with 22 assists.

WHAT'S NEXT

Endicott (8-8, 3-0 NECC) hosts Newbury College next Wednesday in a conference match at 7 PM. Elms (9-6, 2-1 NECC) travels to Regis on Wednesday, March 1 for a league contest at 7 PM. 

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