CHICOPEE, Mass. — The No. 8 nationally ranked Endicott men's volleyball team fell to No. 12 Elms, 3-1, by scores of 17-25, 18-25, 25-22, and 23-25 on Tuesday night in conference action at Picknelly Arena.
Endicott also received nine kills apiece from Donovan Dey (Fairport, N.Y.), Jacob Newman (Chester, N.H.), and Seth Braquet (Destrehan, La.), respectively, and a season-high/match-high 17 digs by Ryan Healy (Fair Lawn, N.J.) in the loss.
Tied 20-20 in the third set, Endicott used a 5-1 run — highlighted by kills from Lipton and Dey — to force set four. Unfortunately, despite a back-and-forth set, the Gulls saw set four slip away late as Elms notched back-to-back kills to pivot a 20-19 lead into a three-point advantage that was never relinquished.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Elms ended Endicott's eight-match winning streak.
- The Blazers have now won seven matches in a row.
- Elms' 22 victories this season is a program record.
No. 8 Endicott (19-4, 10-1 NECC) travels to Lesley tomorrow for a conference matchup at 8 PM. No. 12 Elms (22-4, 8-1 NECC) hosts Nichols tomorrow at 7 PM.
(Photo Credit - David Le '10)