MARCY, N.Y. – Sophomore Brannon Perdicho (Victor, N.Y.) had a standout day for the Wells College men's volleyball team as the Express posted a five-set victory over Regis (Mass.) College before sweeping Newbury College in straight sets on Saturday.
Wells (4-2) battled the Pride from Regis College (0-4) to a five-set victory via scores of 21-25, 25-21, 28-26, 24-26 and 16-14. In the day's second match, the Express dispatched the Nighthawks from Newbury College (0-4) by a 3-0 final score (25-19, 25-16, 25-22).
After dropping the first set to Regis by a 25-21 margin, the Express rallied to take the next two frames despite committing 18 errors across that span. A match-high 15 kills in the fourth set alone by Wells was not enough as the Pride forced a decisive fifth set with a 26-24 victory. Ultimately, the Express persevered to capture the five-set win after edging Regis in the fifth set by a 16-14 score.
Perdicho pounded home a team-record 27 kills against the Pride, setting a single-match program record in the process. He also hit a team-leading .304 (27-10-56) while chipping in with seven digs. Sophomore Scott Litvin (Sayville, N.Y.) set up 36 of his team's 56 total kills while senior Derek Nipps (Turnersville, N.J.) dished out 13 assists of his own. Defensively, Wells was led by senior J.J. Podczasy (Macungie, Pa.) and his team-leading 11 digs.
As a team, Wells posted 56 kills which stands as the third-most in a single match across the team's five-year history.
Against Newbury, Wells came out of the gate strong by posting 16 kills while committing only four errors in the opening stanza en route to a .413 team hitting percentage (16-4-29). Perdicho once again lead his team with 15 kills and a team-best .367 attacking percentage (15-4-30). Litvin registered 31 assists for Wells while Nipps' six digs led the team on defense.
Wells hosts Daniel Webster College this Sunday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. in the Farenthold Athletic Wing.