Franklin, MASS.- The Dean College Bulldogs fell behind early and never recovered, losing 3-0 to Newbury College at Pieri Gym on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs lost the first two sets 25-14 and 25-13, but stormed back in the final set leading most of the way. Newbury responded down the stretch and was able to sneak out a 25-22 victory that gave them the set and the match.
Joshua Thorne excelled for the Nighthawks. He had 9 kills, 6 service aces and 7 digs. Tyler Polite and Matt Sepe also had 4 killds for Newbury, with Polite adding 7 digs and Sepe adding 4. Oscar Chavez had 15 assists and 5 service aces.
The loss drops Dean to 2-5 on the year. The win was the first for Newbury, improving their record to 1-3.
Next up for the Nighthawks is a doubleheader with Johnson and Wales and Wentworth on Saturday at Wentworth.
Dean plays a doubleheader this Saturday at Mt. Ida, against the hosts and Pratt.
*All stats are unofficial.