BEVERLY, Mass. – The Endicott men’s volleyball team ran its conference win-streak to four games with their second straight set shutout in a week against Regis and in the process, moved above .500 for the first time in 2012.
Endicott (6-5, 4-0 NECC) used 24 service aces and a .306 team hitting percentage to take the 3-0 win over the pride 25-10, 25-10, 25-14. Regis remains winless on the season at 0-7 overall and 0-6 in NECC matches.
Sophomore Lance Pepper (Torrington, Conn.) and freshman Thomas Stoeckinger (Malibu, Calif.) combined for 11 of Endicott’s 24 aces while contributing on the attack as well. Stoeckinger tied teammate Kevin Duggan (Glastonbury, Conn.) for a match-high five kills and joined sophomore Josh Anderson (La Canada, Calif.) with two block assists in the match.
Pepper was one of six Gulls players to record at least three kills against the Pride. Stoeckinger and Duggan led the way with five, Anderson struck four while senior Jeremy Siden (Natick, Mass.) and junior Matt Devendorf (Glastonbury, Conn.) each contributed with three kills each.
In the third set, Anderson shifted over to setter and totaled 12 assists. He matched senior Jeremy Schlosser (Emmaus, Pa.) who equaled that total in the first set.
Defending Regis’ attack was freshman Kristian Catalan (Sudbury, Mass.) who led all players with eight digs.
For the Pride, sophomore outside hitter Drew Wilder (Brockton, Mass.) contributed on both offense and defense with three kills and seven digs. Senior captain Andrew Carroll (Natick, Mass.) also had three kills in the loss with four digs.
Freshman David Amicangioli (Belmont, Mass.) came on in the third set to handle setting duties for the Pride and reached a team-high six assists.
Endicott will next host NECC rival Elms on Saturday, February 25th at 5:00 pm in MacDonald Gymnasium. Regis will compete in a Sunday tri-match against Sarah Lawrence and Albertus Magnus on Sunday, February 26th in New Haven, Connecticut.