Weston, Mass. - Brett Krahl (Santa Clarita, Calif.) delivered a season-high 15 kills to go along with five blocks and six aces and the Regis men's volleyball team got notched its first victory with a 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16) win over Dean in non-league men's volleyball action on Wednesday night.
Krahl hit at a scorching .500 clip with Jeff Ramos (Pawtucket, R.I.) and Gueincy Clodomir (Pembroke Park, Fla.) adding nine and eight kills, respectively, for a well-balanced Pride (1-4) attack.
Regis looked sharp to open the match running off eight straight points early in the set to take an 11-4 lead. The advantage would swell to 18-8 off a Krahl kill but Dean would make a game of it down the stretch. A Gomes block and kill helped stave off four set points but Shawn Gamble (Cranston, R.I.) clinched the win with a kill.
Set two saw the Bulldogs pull away late to even the match. The set was tight throughout but a Gomes kill gave his team some slight breathing room at 20-18. Back-to-back kills from Ramos helped the Pride retake the lead at 21-20 but down the stretch it was a pair of kills from Carmona that clinched the set for Dean.
Regis would take control in winning sets three and four to get the win. The Pride won nine of the final 12 points in set three, breaking open a close contest to win going away.
Then they would lead from start to finish in set four. Four quick points, including a service ace from Jayson Vega (Ponce, Puerto Rico), led to a 20-13 lead and the Pride never looked back.
The Bulldogs, who got 34 assists from Bobby Tetreault (Mattapoisett, Mass.) are next in action Monday at Johnson & Wales.