Staten Island, N.Y. - The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team defeated the College of Staten Island, 3-0, on Thursday evening in non-conference play to improve to 13-10 on the season. Tonight's match was the first in the series since 1994, and it marked Albertus Magnus' first ever win against Staten Island.
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (13-10) | Staten Island (5-14)
SET SCORES: 25-17 (AMC), 25-14 (AMC), 25-18 (AMC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Staten Island and Albertus Magnus battled early in the opening set before the Falcons found themselves ahead by nine, 18-9, entering a timeout. Two late kills by Margaret O'Malley-Rebovich got the hosts closer, but Albertus Magnus was able to skate away with a 25-17 win.
The Dolphins opened set two with the early 11-7 lead, but the Falcons managed to outscore the hosts 10-1, powered by two kills each from Ashley David (West Islip, N.Y.) and Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.). Staten Island found a way to break the visitors' run, but the Falcons took the middle set, 25-14.
Albertus Magnus carried the momentum into the third set and found themselves ahead 20-14 following two kills from David. The Falcons were able to keep the Dolphins at bay to secure the road sweep, 25-18.
INSIDE THE STATS
- Freshman Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) and senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) recorded a pair of double-doubles in the Falcons win over the Dolphins.
- Freshman Kimberly Keller (Bridgeport, Conn.) paved the way for the Falcons with a team-high 11 kills, while Luquis rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 kills to go along with 10 digs and six service aces.
- Beard assisted 28 kills as well as tallied two kills, 13 digs and three service aces.
- The visitors finished the evening hitting .295 at the net behind an impressive 40-kill performance.
- Margaret O'Malley-Rebovich led the hosts with six kills.
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 14 as the Falcons host Saint Joseph's of Maine and Rivier University in a GNAC tri-match. Game times are set for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.