Nighthawks Fall 3-0 on Senior Day to Elms

Photo Credit: Casey Cisero
Photo Credit: Casey Cisero

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Elms College finished the Nighthawks with a straight sets sweep on Saturday at Pappas Gymnasium in the regular season finale for both sides.

Elms won 25-13, 25-15, 25-15 and takes the No. 2 seed into next week's New England Collegiate Conference tournament after finishing the regular season 18-6 overall and 10-2 in league play. Newbury drops to 5-17 overall and 4-8 in the NECC, grabbing the fourth seed.

Jeremy Torres led Elms with 11 kills while hitting .409 and Jovanny Torres flirted with a triple-double, finishing with nine kills, 10 assists, and eight digs while hitting .474. Jake Johnson added six kills on seven attempts for Elms.

Nighthawks freshman Trevor Thorne led Newbury with five kills. Freshman Rory Dobbins added four kills for Newbury. Freshman Jeremias Soto had 11 assists for the Nighthawks.

In the opening set, Elms used a 5-0 run and 4-0 run to lead 18-9 in the set. Elms hit .419 in the opening set and won the last four points on the way to a 25-13 win.

In the second, Elms jumped out to a 15-5 lead to open the set. The Nighthawks got within five at one point, but Elms used a 6-1 scoring run to pull away to a 25-15 set win.

In the final set, the Blazers again took a quick lead, opening the set with an 11-4 lead. Elms hit .435 in the third, winning the set 25-15.

The Nighthawks face the top-seeded Endicott Gulls on Thursday evening in the semifinals of the NECC Playoffs.