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Falcons Fall to New Rochelle 3-0

Falcons Fall to New Rochelle 3-0

The Albertus Magnus women's volleyball team fell to the College of New Rochelle 3-0 on Wednesday night in New Rochelle, N.Y.  The set scores were 25-17, 25-10 and 25-11. With the win, New Rochelle improved to an impressive 22-7, while the Falcons fell to 4-17 on the year.

Albertus was led by Leanna Velez (Waterbury, Conn.) with 10 assists and Caitlin Prete (Milford, Conn.) with five kills and nine digs.  Alyssa Puccilli (Milford, Conn.) added 19 digs for Albertus.

Hitting struggles plagued the Falcons on the night as they recorded 14 kills and 22 hitting errors in 87 attempts. New Rochelle put together a solid effort as the host team tallied 36 kills and just seven errors on the night.

The opening set began as a close contest as the Falcons tied the score at six on an Ana Gomez (New Haven, Conn.) service ace.  New Rochelle answered to take a 20-11 lead before taking the set 25-17.  Gomez finished the match with two aces to go along with two kills and two digs.

The second set was similar before New Rochelle took control of the contest with a 14-4 run to take an 18-8 lead.  Melanie Lopez Soto served out several points to help the Blue Angels to victory. The final score of the set was 25-10.

Albertus jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the final set before pushing out to a 6-4 advantage.  New Rochelle used an 8-0 run to take a 12-4 lead before extending its lead and clinching a 25-11 victory.

Albertus will host Norwich and Rivier on Saturday in its final regular-season home matches beginning at noon.  The Falcons will also honor their lone senior - Leanna Velez.

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