Men's Volleyball (Club)

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

Men's Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets to Emmanuel on Saturday

Men's Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets to Emmanuel on Saturday

 

FINAL SCORE: Emmanuel 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
SET SCORES: 25-14 (EMC), 25-16 (EMC) and 25-11 (EMC)
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (1-1, 0-1) | Emmanuel (2-4, 1-0)

NEW HAVEN, CONN. – The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team earned its first GNAC loss as the Falcons fell in straight sets to Emmanuel College on Saturday afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

It was an evenly matched first set as both teams battled through three ties until a service error from Alex Silva brought the hosts to within two, 13-11. However, Emmanuel would close out the frame with a 12-3 run to take set one, 25-14.

Similar to the first set, both teams came out strong and battled through seven ties before Albertus Magnus found themselves up one, 9-8, following a kill from Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.). Emmanuel managed to rally off 10 straight points, extending its lead to 19-9, before sealing the 2-0 lead heading into the third.

Emmanuel took control early in the set and never looked back as the Saints took the final set and match 25-11.

FINAL STATS
  • Sophomore Aliijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) assisted 10 of the Falcons' 14 kills while also adding three digs to his stat line.
  • Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) led the offensive attack with five kills as well as posted the Falcons' only service ace.
  • Erik English of Emmanuel posted a team-high 10 kills while hitting .300 at the net.
  • As a team, Emmanuel posted a stat line of 36 kills, 31 assists, 14 service aces, 20 digs and six block assists.
  • Albertus finished the match with 11 assists, 11 digs and two block assists.


UP NEXT

The Falcons return to action Wednesday, February 8th at CCNY.