Men's Volleyball (Club)

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

Falcons Drop a Pair of Non-Conference Matches to So. Virginia and York

Falcons Drop a Pair of Non-Conference Matches to So. Virginia and York

 

MATCH 1: So. Virginia 3 | Albertus 0
SET SCORES: 25-11 (SVU), 25-9 (SVU) and 25-10 (SVU)

MATCH 2: York (N.Y.) 3 | Albertus 0
SET SCORES: 28-26 (York), 25-9 (York) and 25-18 (York)

JAMAICA, N.Y. - The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team dropped a pair of road matches on Saturday afternoon against Southern Virginia University and York (N.Y.). The Falcons were defeated 3-0 in both sets and fall to 1-4 on the season. 

HOW IT HAPPENED - Match One

It was an evenly matched opening set as both teams battled through four ties until Southern Virginia found themselve up 10, 20-11, before securing the set one, 25-11.

Southern Virginia took the second set from Albertus, 25-9, to take the 2-0 lead over the Falcons entering the third.

Albertus was unable to play catch-up as the Falcons lost the final set and match, 25-10,

FINAL STATS - Match One

  • Senior Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) led the team with three kills, two blocks and a dig while Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) collected the Falcons' fourth kill of the game.
  • Southern Virginia finished the day with a .271 team hitting percentage as well as 52 total points.
  • Avery Najarian led the opposing team in kills with six as well as posted a .857 hitting percentage.
  • Albertus posted a stat line of four kills, four assists, a service ace, nine digs and five blocks.

HOW IT HAPPENED - Match Two

York took control early opening the match with a 7-4 run before the Falcons battled back to tie the match at 10-10. Following a kill from Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.), Albertus went on a short spurt to take a 16-13 lead over the hosts, but would find themselves trailing York 23-20. A service error by York tied the match at 26-26, but the Falcons would come up short, 28-26.

It was a quick second set as the Falcons lost 25-9.

In the third set, Albertus managed to bounce back and keep within reach of the hosts. With the score tied at 17-17, York secured the final set and match with a 8-1 run.

FINAL STATS - Match two

  • Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) collected nine of the Falcons' 22 kills as well as posted a .190 kill percentage.
  • Sophomore Alijah McGee (Stratford, Conn.) posted a season-high 18 assists.
  • York posted a stat line of 27 kills, 24 assists, 13 service aces, 26 digs and eight blocks.
  • Akeem George led the offensive unit for York with seven kills, four service aces, five digs and a block.

UP NEXT

The Falcons return to action on Feb. 21 at Medgar Evers.