Men's Volleyball

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

Men's Volleyball Drops a Pair of GNAC Matches to Rivier and Lasell

Men's Volleyball Drops a Pair of GNAC Matches to Rivier and Lasell

Newton, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus College men's volleyball team dropped a pair of GNAC matches in a tri-match versus Rivier University and Lasell College on Sunday afternoon. The Falcons dropped the opener, 3-0, to the Raiders before falling to the Lasers, 3-0, in the nightcap.


MATCH 1: Rivier 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-9, 0-6) | Rivier (17-7, 8-2)

HOW IT HAPPENED

It was an evenly matched first set as both teams battled back-and-forth and rallied through four ties until Rivier took control of the momentum of the match. Up by six, 19-13, the Raiders closed out the set with a 6-2 run to take a 1-0 lead. 

Rivier opened the second set with the early 3-0 lead until the Falcons rattled off three-straight points to tie the frame, 3-3. However, Rivier put together a 12-5 run to extend its lead to seven, 15-8, before an attack error by Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) pushed the Raiders lead to 10, 21-11, heading into a timeout. Following the short break, Rivier ended the second set with a 4-0 run.

It was quick third and final set as the Falcons fell to Rivier, 25-9.

INSIDE THE STATS

  • Joshua Turner (Trumbull, Conn.) led the offensive unit with four kills, three digs and four blocks while Felix Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) added two kills, two service aces and six digs.
  • The Falcons recorded a stats line of seven kills, six assists, two service aces, 16 digs and six blocks.
  • Rivier was led by Nathan Kunkel who recorded seven kills and two digs as well as hit .385 at the net.

MATCH 2: Lasell 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (2-10, 0-7) | Lasell (21-4, 6-0)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Lasell jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the hosts found themselves up 13, 19-6. Albertus Magnus rallied off three-straight points, but came up short in set one 25-10.

The Lasers took the next two sets from the Falcons by the scores of 25-9 and 25-6.

INSIDE THE STATS

  • Turner led the Falcons in match two with a team-high four kills.
  • As a team, Albertus recorded eight kills, eight assists, 26 digs and two blocks.
  • Lasell finished the match 36 kills, 34 assists, 12 service aces, 26 digs and a block.
  • Scott Sterenberg led the Lasers with eight kills while hitting .667 at the net.

UP NEXT

The Falcons return to action on Thursday, March 30th at Emmanuel. Match time is set for 7 p.m.