BOSTON, Mass. – The Regis College men's volleyball team traveled to Wentworth Saturday for a tri-match, falling to Wentworth, 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-13), and Nichols, 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-17).
#15 Wentworth 3, Regis 0
After conceding the first point of the match to the Leopards, the Pride rattled off three consecutive points, going up 3-1. Wentworth responded by earning the next four before Regis evened the set out, 5-5. With the score 17-12 in favor of the Leopards, Wentworth earned the final eight points to close out the set.
With the Pride holding a 5-4 lead in the second set, six straight points by the Leopards gave them a 10-5 edge. After trading points to a 12-8 Wentworth lead, the Leopards began a four-point run to go up 16-8. A kill by the Leopards' Tristan McDonough secured the second set in favor of Wentworth.
With Regis down 17-10 in the third set, Wentworth earned three points in a row to go up by 10. The Pride then traded points with the Leopards before Wentworth was able to earn the final three points to close out the victory.
Nichols 3, Regis 0
Nichols was up 13-10 in the first set before Regis scored four of the next five to even the score at 14-14. With the scored knotted up at 15-15, the Bison scored the next four points going up 19-15. Nichols led 22-19 and scored the final three points to win the set.
With the Pride holding a 4-1 edge early in the second set, the Bison responded earning six of the next seven points to take a 7-5 lead. Regis was able to bring the deficit down to one, but the Bison again took six of the next seven points to take a 14-8 lead. The Bison held the Pride to only three more points in the set.
With the third set even at 3-3, Regis was able to score back-to-back points, taking a 5-3 lead. Nichols' Lance Law started a string of seven points in a row for the Bison as the set swung in their favor, 10-5. Down 24-14, Regis scored three straight before a kill by Sammy Saintilus closed out the match for the Bison.
Regis (0-5, 0-1 GNAC) will play Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. against Dean at Higgins Court. They will then play a tri-match on Sunday, Feb. 9, in New York as they travel to Bard to face the Raptors and Baruch.