Women's Volleyball Falls to Falcons

Women's Volleyball Falls to Falcons

THE BASICS
Match 1:
 Albertus Magnus 3, Dean College 0 (25-17, 25-10, 25-18)
Records:
 Albertus Magnus (5-3), Dean College (0-6)
Location: New Haven, Conn. 
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM

THE LEAD:
The Dean College Bulldogs fell in straight sets on Tuesday night, bowing to the Albertus Magnus Falcons in non-league action in New Haven, Conn. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Dean fell behind early in the opening frame, trailing 13-4 before a timeout from head coach Joe Hanrahan helped quell the Falcon's momentum. The Bulldogs cut into the lead, closing to 15-8 and later 20-13, but could get no closer.  Albertus Magnus held on down the stretch to take the first set 25-17. 

The two squads traded points in the early going of set two, as Dean closed the gap to 7-6 on a kill from Miranda Marquez (San Pedro, Calif.). The hosts responded with six straight points to take a 13-6 lead.  Dean scored the next two, punctuated by a kill from Kait Anderson (Clinton, Conn.) that narrowed the advantage to five (13-8) but the Falcons ripped off another deadly run, scoring seven straight points en route to a 25-10 set win.

Dean led for the outset of the final set, opening up leads at 9-6, 11-8, and 15-14, but the Falcons overtook the Bulldogs midway through the set and never looked back.  Six straight Albertus Magnus points turned a 15-14 deficit into a 20-15 advantage and gave the home squad enough momentum to finish off the match 25-18. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Melanie Rios-Nevarez
(Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) led the way for the Bulldogs, registering eight kills and adding 11 digs.  Anderson had six kills on 21 attempts and added a block.  Marquez provided two kills and ten digs, while Sadie Homer (North Easton, Mass.) paced the Dean offense with 14 assists while contributing eight digs. 

UP NEXT:
The Bulldogs host Framingham State on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in Franklin, Mass. Albertus Magnus hosts Lasell and Norwich in a GNAC tri-match on Saturday.