Women's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Mitchell, Staten Island, Rivier and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Women's Volleyball Weekly Preview: Mitchell, Staten Island, Rivier and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Volleyball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (11-10, 1-5)
at
Mitchell College (0-12)
Tues., Oct. 10 • 7 p.m. • New London, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (11-10, 1-5)
at
Staten Island (5-13)
Thurs., Oct. 12 • 6 p.m. • Staten Island, NY

Saturday Tri- Meet (HOMECOMING)

Albertus Magnus (11-10, 1-5)
vs.
Rivier (11-8, 4-2)
vs.
St. Joseph's of Maine (10-10, 3-3)
Sat., Oct 14 • 11 a.m./3 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

A NEW WEEK
The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team is back on the road this week with two out of conference games against Mitchell and Staten Island. The Falcons return home to resume GNAC play with a tri-match against Rivier and St. Joseph's of Maine on Saturday as part of Homecoming.

WEEK SIX RECAP

Game 19: New Jersey City 3 | Albertus Magnus 2 - RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 19 Highlights:

  • Senior Delaney Ruiz (Meriden, Conn.) paced the Falcons' offence with a season-high 17 kills and five digs.
  • With a double-double performance from senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) and freshman Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team dropped a five-set heartbreaker to New Jersey City, 3-2

Game 20: Lasell 3 | Albertus Magnus 1 –RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 20 Highlights:

  • Freshman Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) recorded her ninth double-double of the season, 14 kills and 24 digs, to go along with three service aces.
  • Sophomore Jesselle Guzman (Santa Teresa, N.M.) recorded 24 digs.
  • Senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) registered a double-double for the Falcons as the setter assisted 42 kills, 10 digs and two service aces.

Game 21: Johnson & Wales 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE
Game 21 Highlights:

  • Freshman Kimberly Keller (Bridgeport, Conn.) led the Falcons' offense with four kills and a block assist.
  • Sophomore Ashley David (West Islip, N.Y.) recorded a block assist.

ALL-TIME VS MITCHELL
Mitchell leads Albertus Magnus in the all-time series, 16-7.

THIS YEAR VS MITCHELL
Game (9/14/17): Mitchell 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS STATEN ISLAND
First time playing each other.

ALL-TIME VS RIVIER
Rivier leads Albertus Magnus in the all-time series, 17-0.

LAST TIME VS RIVIER
Game (10/15/16): Rivier 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS ST. JOSEPH'S OF MAINE

St. Joseph's of Maine leads Albertus Magnus in the all-time series, 9-1.

LAST TIME VS ST. JOSEPH'S OF MAINE
Game (10/22/16): St. Joseph's of Maine 3 | Albertus Magnus 0 – RECAP/ BOX SCORE

INSIDE THE GNAC

  • Jesselle Guzman
    • third in the conference in digs with 341.
    • third in the league averaging 4.67 digs per set.
  • Nicole Beard
    • second in the league averaging 0.83 service aces per set.
  • Genesis Cora Luquis
    • fifth in the league in digs with 276.

THIS YEAR NOTES

  • Albertus Magnus returns four players from last year's club. 
  • The Falcons welcome seven newcomers to the club in 2017.
  • Samantha Hathaway joins the program as the new women's volleyball assistant coach.

GNAC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBAL PRESEASON POLL
LINK: 
Complete Release
The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team was picked to finish 13th in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll.

A QUICK LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR

  • The women's volleyball team ended the 2016 fall season with a 7-20 overall record and landed in 12th-place in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) with a 0-11 mark in league action.
  • Head Coach Vanessa Rosario guided the Falcons to non-conference wins against York, Elms, Purchase State, Medgar Evers and CCNY.
  • Albertus Magnus swept the season series with York and Medgar Evers, defeating both the Cardinals and Cougars twice during the autumn.
  • The team also won back-to-back matches on two separate occasions in 2016.
  • Albertus Magnus opened the year with two straight wins at the Blazer Invitational hosted by Elms.

UP NEXT
The Falcons return to action next week against St. Joseph's (Conn.), Norwich and Mount Ida.

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