Gulls Soar Past Lynx in NECC Tilt

BEVERLY, Mass. – Lesley University fell to Endicott College tonight in New England Collegiate Conference men's volleyball action at the MacDonald Gymnasium on the Gulls campus in Beverley, Mass. The win keeps the Gulls unbeaten in NECC play as they improve to 10-0 in the conference and 11-10 overall after sweeping through the Lynx in straight sets (25-17, 25-12, 25-12). The Lynx fall to 0-8 inside their NECC schedule and 1-16 overall on the season.

Gulls sophomore middle Ryan Sutherland (Fairport, N.Y.) shined with seven kills and nine block assists in the win for the hosts.Sutherland's blocking total was part of an overall team effort that produced 12 stuffs at the net. Junior middle Alex Wasik (Milford, Mass.) added eight block assists as well as a team-high seven digs and four kills on eight errorless swings. Junior middle Daniel Toth (Vernon, N.J.) and sophomore outside Tyler Willgoos (Newington, Conn.) each had two block assists while Toth struck a team-best eight kills and Willgoos added three more.

Endicott was able to hit .349 against Lesley as nine different players recorded kills. Along with Toth, Sutherland, and others, junior outside John Osborne (Freehold, N.J.) struck five kills and both senior Billy Mullen (Weymouth, Mass.) and junior Dan Seaver (Milford, Mass.) hit two kills apiece.Setter Cameron Little (San Diego, Calif.) had a match-high 23 assists including 13 in an opening set win that produced a .542 team hitting percentage.

Lesley was led with a match-high nine kills from both junior Jess Cherry (Lancaster, Pa.) and sophomore Tyler Burns (Newtown, Pa.) who each also had four digs in the loss. Sophomore setter Mitchel Ulacco (Winchester, Mass.) dished out 21 assists and libero C. Jay Sutton (Billerica, Mass.) had seven digs.

Lesley is off until Saturday when they travel to Southern Vermont College 1:00 p.m. tilt while Endicott will travel to Bennington, Vermont tomorrow for a match with the Mountaineers starting at 7:00p. 

Release courtesy of the Endicott College Sports Information Department