Boston, Mass. – The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team lost a pair of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contests in a tri-match at Suffolk on Saturday afternoon at Regan Gymnasium. In the opener, the Falcons fell to Emmanuel, 3-0, and the host Rams topped AMC in the finale, 3-0. With the setbacks, Albertus Magnus moves to 5-15 overall and 1-8 in conference play.
In the middle match, Emmanuel (9-14, 7-2 GNAC) proved to be too much for Albertus Magnus, sweeping the Falcons for a 2-0 record on the day. Nearly every player on the Saints roster saw action in the match to help Emmanuel cruise past Emmanuel by set scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-18.
A balanced attack led the Saints to victory with eight players recording a kills with Brittany Tutalo and Chruscielski each notching five. Junior outside hitter Amber Cohens' (Hamden, Conn.) six kills paced the Falcons in the setback.
Suffolk (7-19, 3-7 GNAC) finished its home slate on a high note as it jetted past Albertus Magnus in the tri-match's closer. Jumping out to a 6-0 start in the opening set the Rams and did not allow the Falcons to get any closer to take the frame, 25-6. Using the first stanza momentum the Rams cruised in to the following sets, 25-12 and 25-18 for the victory.
Suffolk was powered by Emma Feeney's seven aces, four coming the initial set. Allison and Chidera Nwankwo proved to be the offensive threats with seven kills each, while Buckley chipped in a handful (5).
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Monday, October 26, with a road non-conference clash against in-state rival Mitchell.