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Women's Volleyball Drops a Pair of Road Matches to New Rochelle and Rutgers-Newark

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

Newark, N.J. - The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team dropped a pair of road matches to the College of New Rochelle and Rutgers-Newark on Saturday afternoon in non-conference play at the Gold Dome.

TEAM RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (3-4) | College of New Rochelle (4-2) | Rutgers-Newark (2-2)

FINAL SCORE: College of New Rochelle 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
SET SCORES: 25-16 (AMC), 25-18 (AMC) and 25-19 (AMC)


Albertus Magnus and New Rochelle came out firing on all cylinders in the opening set as both teams battled through five ties before New Rochelle took over the lead 12-9, following a kill from Imani DeBose. The Blue Angels would remain in control and secure the first set win, 25-16.

Down 6-4, Albertus Magnus fought back on offense tying the frame at 6-6 and battling past the Blue Angels, 10-6. However, New Rochelle would regain the lead, 15-12, following a short spurt and forcing the Falcons to call a timeout. Albertus Magnus rallied within one, 19-18, but would fall short 25-18.

New Rochelle never looked back in the third and final set as the Blue Angels defeated the Falcons, 25-19.


  • New Rochelle held a 32-23 edge in kills as well as a 6-4 edge in blocks.
  • Defensively, both Albertus Magnus and New Rochelle tallied four block assists a piece.
  • Senior Nicole Beard (Shelton, Conn.) recorded a season-high 14 assists.
  • Senior Ana Gomez (New Haven, Conn.), freshman Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) and sophomore Delaney Ruiz (Meriden, Conn.) led the Falcons attack with a team-high six kills.
  • New Rochelle's Cristal Liciago recorded a double-double, 11 assists and 11 digs, while Imani DeBose led the offensive attack with 11 kills.

FINAL SCORE: Rutgers-Newark 3 | Albertus Magnus 1
SET SCORES: 25-21 (RN), 27-25 (RN), 25-21 (AMC) and 25-15 (RN)


Rutgers-Newark controlled the majority of set one until back-to-back kills from Gomez and Ruiz gave the Falcons their first lead of the match, 20-19. However, the Scarlet Raiders triumphed in the opening set, 25-21.

Up by one, 16-15, Albertus Magnus slowly began building momentum on offense and found themselves ahead by two, 20-18, but the Scarlet Raiders would close out the second set victory, 27-25, following a 9-5 run.

It was all Albertus Magnus in set three as the Falcons forced a fourth set after defeating the hosts 25-21.

Despite tying the final set, 14-14, Albertus Magnus fell in the final set 25-15.


  • Cora Luquis recorded her second double-double of the season with a season-high 14 kills and 18 digs.
  • Albertus Magnus held a 49-42 edge in kills.
  • Rutgers-Newark led the Falcons in blocks, 14-6.
  • Gomez and sophomore Ashley David (West Islip, N.Y.) rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Falcons with 10.
  • Beard recorded a season-high 34 assists while sophomore Jesselle Guzman (Santa Fe, N.M.) tallied a team-high 24 digs.

Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Medgar Evers, Mitchell, Maine Presq. and Becker.

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