Boston, Mass. – In a battle between two teams that sit one spot apart in the national poll, the No. 13 Wentworth men's volleyball team fell in four sets to No. 14 Endicott inside Tansey Gym on Thursday evening. Endicott took the opening two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-18, before the Leopards spoiled the sweep and forced set four with a triumphant 33-31 win in the third. Endicott narrowly escaped the fourth set, 26-24 for the non-conference win.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE – STATISTICAL LEADERS
- Kills: Drew Potter (10), Alex McLane (10 - .474), Tristan McDonough (7)
- Digs: Peter Klembczyk (9), Drew Potter (8), Connor Adams (4)
- Assists: Connor Adams (32)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Endicott took the Leopards down in the opening two sets by storm, hitting .560 in the first and .360 in the second. Wentworth switched around its personnel and settled into a high-spirit rhythm in the third, hitting a team-high .349. The set, which featured 18 ties and four lead changes, went the distance until junior David Marsh (Springfield, Mass.) put the Leopards on the board with a final ace and the 33-31 set win. In the waning plays leading up to the triumph, sophomores Drew Potter (Towson, Md.) and Drew Hesse (Eden, N.Y.) spoiled the lead for the Gulls with back-to-back kills, while Hesse gave Wentworth the final match-point off a pass from Connor Adams (Budd Lake, N.J.).
- Both teams battled point-for-point in the fourth until Endicott's Gabe Felicetti put down a roaring kill that broke a 24-24 tie. Felicetti and Bryn Lipton denied the Leopards' final attack and sealed the set and the match.
- McDonough and McLane each notched career-highs on offense
- Adams' 32 assists set a new season-high for the sophomore
- The loss is the first for the Leopards since January 25th
- Wentworth has won the past three of five matches with the Gulls, while Endicott holds a 24-10 advantage in the all-time series.
- Wentworth caps a five-match homestand with a 12:00 p.m. non-conference matchup with Illinois Tech.
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