BEVERLY, Mass. – The Regis College men's volleyball team won their first ever contest against New England Collegiate Conference opponent Endicott College 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18) on Monday evening. The win, the Crimson and Gold's fourth in a row, moved them to 7-9 and 5-2 in the NECC. The setback was Endicott's first conference loss since a 3-2 defeat to Southern Vermont on March 4, 2014.
Regis was winless in their previous 15 meetings against the Gulls and has won only one set against the Gulls prior to today.
Jeremy Doski (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Daniel Toth (Glenwood, N.J.) both registered seven kills, while Troy Riorden (Fairport, N.Y.) and Dan Seaver (Milford, Mass.) registered six kills apiece to highlight the Endicott offense. Senior setter Cameron Little (San Diego, Calif.) also dished out 26 assists, registered six digs and notched five block assists in the loss.
Regis was led offensively by Marcos Aguirre (Norwalk, Calif.) as the sophomore tallied a career-high 21 kills (.533) to go along with four digs and one assist. Drew Beimel (Redondo Beach, Calif.) contributed 11 kills (.391) and eight digs, while Brett Krahl (Santa Clarita, Calif.) aided the attack with eight kills and seven blocks (one solo, six assists). Zach Sindoni (Haverhil, Mass.) compiled his second double-double of the season on 41 assists and 11 digs to round out the list of highlights for the Pride.
After edging Endicott 25-23 in set one, Regis posted a match-high .462 hitting percentage (13 kills, 1 error, 26 total attempts) in set two to claim a 25-16 victory and grab a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.
The Gulls fought back in set three by breaking open a 15-all tie with a 4-0 run (19-15), which was fueled by one kill and two service aces from Doski, for an eventual 25-21 set three win.
Set four featured seven tied scored and five lead changes before Regis manufactured a 6-2 run at the 14-14 mark of the set to secure a four-point cushion that the Pride never relinquished.
Regis evened its road record to 4-4 overall with tonight's win.
Endicott returns to action on Tuesday, March 22 against Lesley at home at 7 p.m. Regis travels to John Jay this Wednesday for a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.
Release Courtesy of Endicott College Sports Information