Women's Volleyball

2017 Record: 16-14; GNAC: 4-8 / GNAC Tournament Appearances: 1

Women's Volleyball Defeats Purchase in Straight Sets, 3-0

Women's Volleyball Defeats Purchase in Straight Sets, 3-0

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. - Sophomore Genesis Cora Luquis (Meriden, Conn.) recorded a team-high 11 kills behind a .455 hitting percentage as the Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team defeated Purchase College in straight sets, 3-0, Monday evening in non-conference play.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 3 | Purchase 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (9-9) | Purchase (2-10)

HOW IT HAPPENED
Set One: Albertus 25 | Purchase 12

  • Albertus opened set one with a 15-5 lead behind five kills from Cora Luquis.
  • Purchase battled to within six, 15-9, following a short run, but Albertus sealed the win with a 10-3 run.

Set Two: Albertus 25 | Purchase 8

  • Albertus controlled the set and held a 15-7 lead entering a Purchase timeout.
  • The Falcons closed out the frame with a 10-1 rally sparked by a ball handling error by the Panthers.
  • As a team, Albertus recorded a .400 hitting percentage. 

Set Three: Albertus 25 | Purchase 17

  • Purchase threatened Albertus in the third, cutting the Falcons' lead to within two, 17-15.
  • However, Albertus claimed set three, 25-17, following a 8-2 run.
  • The Falcons registered 12 kills in third, compared to 11 kills in both the first and second set, respectively. 
  • Also in the third, freshman Jianni Montero (New Haven, Conn.) registered her first assist of the season as well as recorded three digs in her college debut. 

TEAM HIGHS
Albertus:

Purchase:

  • Grace Ann Gropp - 4 Kills
  • Leah Bickley - 4 Assists
  • Sommer Code - 2 Aces
  • Isis Gonzalez - 13 Digs
  • Joetta Francis and Sommer Code - 1 Block

UP NEXT
The women's volleyball team returns to action on Wednesday, October 10 as the Falcons resume conference play with a road match at Anna Maria College. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in Paxton, Mass.