The Albertus Magnus women's volleyball team fell to top-seeded Brandeis 3-0 on Friday night in the Falcons' first-ever appearance in the ECAC Tournament.
Brandeis won the sets 25-9, 25-13, 25-12 and improved to 20-13 on the year. The win puts the Judges into the semifinal round of the ECAC Tournament, while the Falcons finish the 2012 season with a 12-13 overall record.
In the opening set of the night, the Judges jumped out to a 10-1 lead en route to their 25-9 win. Yael Einhorn (Cherry Hill, N.J.) dished out 12 assists for her team in the set, while the Judges recorded a .682 hitting percentage with 16 kills and just one error.
In the second set, Albertus quickly took an 8-2 lead as freshman Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.) recorded three kills during that run. Brandeis fought back and evened the score at 10-10 before the Judges' Carly Gutner-Davis (Del Mar, Calif.) served 10 consecutive points to give her team a 20-10 lead.
Brandeis took an 18-10 lead in the final set before closing out the match on a 15-2 run.
For the match, Brandeis registered a season-best .487 hitting percentage, while Einhorn finished with 36 assists. Hood finished the night with 16 kills as well.