Nashua – Senior Charlie Hendrix (Kane'ohe, Haw.) became just the second player in Daniel Webster volleyball program history to reach 1,000 kills combining to register 42 total on the day as the host Eagles bested Elms, 3-2 in a NECC matchup and then bowed to 15th-ranked Wentworth, 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Mario Vagge Gymnasium.
Hendrix knocked down a career-high 26 kills in the five-set opener over Elms and followed with 16 against the Leopards. He reached the milestone in set two against WIT with his first of the set and sixth of the match that gave the Eagles a 10-7 lead at the time.
DWC (3-10, 3-4 NECC) built a 2-0 lead over the Blazers (3-16, 0-6 NECC) before Elms rallied to take the next two but the hosts righted the ship in the fifth, finishing with a 25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 19-25, 15-7 decision.
Wentworth (16-4) eased through the nightcap with set scores of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-20.
In the opener, Hendrix hit .340 overall (26-9-50) adding 10 digs for the double double and picked up two solo blocks. Tommy Reyes (Providence, R.I.) added 10 kills, eight digs and six service aces while Darrien Mason posted seven kills and five total blocks. Ryan Howdeshell (Fairbanks, Alaska) dished out 37 assists with 10 digs and five aces.
Gabriel Reis Levy (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) led Elms with 20 kills and 24 digs, while Qua'Sean Crowe (Stamford, Conn.) posted eight kills. Blake Fry (Natick, Mass.) chipped in with seven kills and nine digs.
DWC hit .126 while Elms hit .112. The Eagles finished with a 48-43 advantage in total kills, 4-340 in assists, and 15-8 in aces while the squads finished tied (13-13) in total blocks.
Hendrix posted eight kills in the opening set, five in the second and seven in the third. Reis Levy picked up five kills in the second and seven in the fourth for the visitors.
In the nightcap, Hendrix was again the high man for DWC, registering a match-best 16 kills and hit .275, while Howdeshell added nine kills. Reyes handed out 21 assists.
Jake Reed (Arvada, Colo.) led the Leopards with 10 kills and hit .364 while Sean Mullen posted six kills. Kevin McPeek (Bethlehem, Penn.) led WIT with nine digs and Collin Ritter (Feeding Hills, Mich.) handed out 26 assists while knocking down four kills.
WIT hit .293 for the match while DWC hit .178.
The Eagles continue a month-long home stand as they face Newbury in a NECC matchup Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.