CHICOPEE, Mass. - The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team suffered a pair of losses to begin the 2019 campaign, falling to both Elms College and SUNY Cobleskill by 3-1 final scores at the Blazer Invitational on Friday, Aug. 30. The Blazer Invitational is being hosted by Elms College on Friday and Saturday at the Maguire Center in Chicopee, Mass.
MATCH 1 VS. ELMS
Set One: Elms 25 | Albertus 14
Set Two: Elms 25 | Albertus 16
Set Three: Albertus 25 | Elms 18
Set Four: Elms 25 | Albertus 14
- Albertus won the third set by storming out to a commanding 7-1 lead on a 7-0 run during Jaiden Williams (Orange, Conn.) serve.
- Five freshmen made their debut for the Falcons in the opening match.
- This included Peyton Davis (North Haven, Conn.), Diana Kalman (Naugatuck, Conn.), Irene Ronan (West Haven, Conn.), Taina Vargas (Bridgeport, Conn.) and Kiara Pabon (Hamden, Conn.).
- Peyton Davis and Diana Kalman – 4 Kills
- Jaiden Williams – 9 Assists
- Diana Kalman and Jaiden Williams – 4 Aces
- Jaiden Williams – 13 Digs
- Diana Kalman – 2 Blocks
- Natalia Caraballo – 11 Kills
- Dakota Stewart – 19 Assists
- Alanys Cruz – 7 Aces
- Kianna Lozada – 16 Digs
- Dakota Stewart, Aimee Jolicoeur, Sabrina Christie and Alanys Cruz – 2 Blocks
MATCH 2 VS. SUNY COBLESKILL
Set One: Albertus 25 | SUNY Cobleskill 19
Set Two: SUNY Cobleskill 25 | Albertus 18
Set Three: SUNY Cobleskill 25 | Albertus 19
Set Four: SUNY Cobleskill 25 | Albertus 16
- Albertus began the first set by taking the first four points.
- The Falcons led the frame by as much as six points, 25-19.
- In the second match of the year, Jaiden Williams tallied the team's first double-double (20 assists and 18 digs).
- Maria Vazquez (Hamden, Conn.) – 8 Kills
- Jaiden Williams – 20 Assists
- Jaiden Williams – 2 Aces
- Jesselle Guzman (El Paso, Texas) – 29 Digs
- Diana Kalman and Maria Vazquez – 2 Blocks
- Regan Hubner – 8 Kills
- Maleigha Ellithorpe – 28 Assists
- Maleigha Ellithorpe – 4 Aces
- Mikayla Catherman – 27 Digs
- Jillian Nitchman – 3 Blocks
- Jaiden Williams – 20 Assists and 18 Digs
- Maleigha Ellithorpe - 28 Assists and 11 Digs
The women's volleyball team returns to action tomorrow morning to conclude the Blazer Invitational against Oswego State at 11:30 a.m.