Men's Volleyball

2017 RECORD: 2-17; GNAC 0-14 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 1 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 4

Falcons Complete Sweep; Edge Brooklyn College 3-2

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

The Albertus Magnus men's volleyball team edged Brooklyn College 3-2 (22-25, 25-16, 26-24, 23-25, 16-14) on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action. Carlos Torres (Adjuntas, Puerto Rico) dished out 21 assists, while adding 10 digs and two service aces for the Falcons.

After dropping a 25-22 decision in the first set, the Falcons bounced back to take a dominating second-set 25-16 victory. In that set, Chase Brinton (Bethany, Conn.) contributed with five kills in eight attempts for the Falcons. Albertus won the third set 26-24 before falling in the fourth 25-23.

Glenn Johnson (Newington, Conn.), who led the Falcons with 21 kills in the match, and Douglas DeSousa (Danbury, Conn.) both tallied five kills in the set loss.

Both teams batted in the final set as they went back-and-forth until the frame was tied at 14. A kill by Johnson followed by an attacking error by Brooklyn's David Dimitruk ended the match for the Falcons and gave Albertus the match victory.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 6-3, while Brooklyn fell to 3-5 with the loss.

Brinton finished the match with 13 kills and seven digs, while DeSousa added eight kills and 11 digs. Freshman Justin Tharau (Burlington, Conn.) chipped in with five kills in 12 tries. Mike Clark (North Haven, Conn.) led the Falcons with 20 digs.

Dimitruk led Brooklyn with 16 kills.

Albertus will return to action when the Falcons head to Yeshiva on Monday night for an 8:00 p.m. contest.