The Albertus Magnus men's volleyball team fell to Emmanuel 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-13) on Thursday night in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action in New Haven.
With the loss, the Falcons move to 12-4 overall and 1-4 in GNAC play, while the win evens the Saints' record at 9-9 on the year and gives them a 7-2 mark in the league standings.
Carlos Torres (Adjuntas, Puerto Rico) had 23 assists for the Falcons on the night, while Glenn Johnson (Newington, Conn.) tallied a team-best eight kills in 22 tries. Brendan Charamut (Southington, Conn.) added six kills for Albertus along with a team-high four digs.
Emmanuel recorded 43 kills on the night led by Tom McCaffrey with 14 in 18 attempts.
The Saints jumped to an early 5-1 lead before they extended their advantage to 15-9 on a Falcons' service error. Ashanti Jackson, who finished the night with nine kills for the Saints, tallied his third kill of the first set as Emmanuel took a 20-14 lead. The Saints clinched the first-set victory with a service ace to make the score 25-17.
In the second set, Emmanuel jumped out to an early lead once again and took home a 25-15 win, helped by a .667 hitting percentage.
After the third set was tied twice at two and three, Emmanuel went on a 5-1 run to take an 8-4 advantage. The Falcons committed six hitting errors in the frame as Emmanuel tallied 14 kills in 21 attempts to take the 25-13 set victory.
Chase Brinton (Bethany, Conn.) added five kills and two digs for the Falcons as well.
Albertus will host two matches on Saturday, March 24 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Falcons will face Emerson in GNAC play in the first match of the day before taking on Purchase at noon.