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Nighthawks Soar Past Lynx

Story courtesy of Katie Greene, Newbury College Sports Information Director

The Newbury College Mens Volleyball team defeated visiting Lesley University tonight 3-0 (30-15,30-22,30-10), in Brookline, MA. The Nighthawks were led by junior middle hitter, Max Daley (Cranston, RI) with 12 kills and a .400 hitting percentage.

In game one, Newbury jumped out to an early lead and never looked back behind the again stellar performance of outside hitter Mark Thomas (Wilbraham, MA). Thomas hit an outstanding 1.000 percent to go along with five kills and two blocks, while fellow outside hitter Danny Kim (Plainview, NY) picked up four kills and two digs in the game.

Game two was much of the same story as Kim would collect four kills and a hitting percentage of .800, while Josh Aberly would add three kills and one block to seal the victory 30-20.

In the final game of the evening, the Nighthawks had a well rounded performance with Mike Biuso (South Setauket, NY), James Beck (Havre De Grace, MD) and Daley all picking up four kills in the victory. Kim and Thomas would also add two kills apiece, while setter Matt Talamantes (Sylmar, CA) dished out 13 assists in the game and 43 total in the match.

Despite the loss, the Lynx received a solid performance from both Scott Wheeler (East Hampton, CT) and Nick Assad (Andover, MA) who finished the match with five and four kills respectively.

Newbury will return to action on Saturday January 30th when they will take on Elms College in a rematch of the NECC Championship last year; the game is set to start at 7pm.