QUINCY, Mass. – The No. 10 nationally ranked Endicott men's volleyball team earned a pair of wins over conference foes Eastern Nazarene (3-0) and Southern Vermont (3-0) on Saturday afternoon at the Lahue Physical Education Center.
NO. 10 ENDICOTT 3, EASTERN NAZARENE 0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-13)
In match one of the day, Bryn Lipton (Rockford, Ill.) paced the Gulls with a match-high 10 kills on 12 swings (.667).
As a team, the Gulls posted a season-best .581 hitting percentage (41K, 5E, 62 TA).
NO. 10 ENDICOTT 3, SOUTHERN VERMONT 0 (25-8, 25-7, 25-9)
In match two of the afternoon, Matt Cruz (Easton, Conn.) led Endicott via a match-high/career-high eight kills (.778) to go along with one assist, three service aces, one dig, and a block assist.
Bozek also compiled seven kills (.636) and five digs, while Nick Hayes (Salem, N.H.) highlighted the Gulls' trio of setters with a career-high 11 assists.
As a team, Endicott hit .561 on 38 kills, six errors, and 57 total attempts.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORES
- Endicott is ranked No. 10 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-15 national poll.
- The Gulls are 3-0 all-time against Eastern Nazarene.
- Endicott never trailed in its match against Eastern Nazarene (three ties in the first set).
- The Gulls have won their last six matches, including the last five by 3-0 scores.
- Endicott is 19-1 all-time against Southern Vermont.
No. 10 Endicott (8-2, 2-0 NECC) hosts Wentworth on Tuesday, February 26 at 6 PM.
(Photo credit - David Le '10)