Women's Volleyball

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

Women's Volleyball Edged by Dean, 3-2

Women's Volleyball Edged by Dean, 3-2

Link: Box Score

Franklin, Mass. - Despite three double-doubles from freshmen Vanessa Isyk (Meriden, Conn.), Summer Onorato (East Haven, Conn.) and Jaiden Williams (Orange, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team fell short to Dean College, 3-2, Monday evening in non-conference play.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Dean 3 | Albertus Magnus 2
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (10-11) | Dean College (10-11)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Set One: Dean 25 | Albertus 17

  • Dean opened set one with an 8-0 lead, including three service aces from Kait Anderson.
  • The Falcons battled back to within four, 21-17, following a kill from Maria Vazquez (Hamden, Conn.).
  • Dean closed out the set with a 4-0 run.

Set Two: Dean 25 | Albertus 20

  • Down by four, 14-10, Albertus rallied off an 8-0 run to take a four-point lead, 18-14, over the Bulldogs.
  • Dean won the second set, 25-20, after closing out the frame with an 11-2 run sparked by a Falcons' service error.

Set Three: Albertus 25 | Dean 22

  • The Falcons hit a match-high 12 kills for a .089 hitting percentage.
  • Isyk posted six kills for the Falcons in set three.

Set Four: Albertus 25 | Dean 22

  • It was an evenly matched fourth set as both Albertus and Dean battled through nine ties.
  • With the score tied, 22-22, a kill from Ashley David (West Islip, N.Y.), a service ace from Jesselle Guzman (El Paso, Tex.) and a kill from Onorato sealed the win for Albertus, forcing a fifth-deciding set.

Set Five: Dean 15 | Albertus 11

  • Down 5-1, Albertus rallied together a short run and evened the set, 6-6, on an attack error by the Bulldogs.
  • Dean took over on offense and started to pull away with the set, 14-8, but Albertus battled back to within three, 14-11.
  • However, an attack error by the Falcon gave the Bulldogs the home win, 15-11.

TEAM HIGHS
Albertus:

Dean:

  • Kait Anderson - 18 Kills
  • Nicole Defosses - 29 Assists
  • Melanie Rios-Nevarez - 4 Aces
  • Melanie Rios-Nevarez - 20 Digs
  • Miranda Marquez and Kait Anderson - 3 Blocks

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Albertus:

Dean:

  • Melanie Rios-Nevarez - 13 Kills and 20 Digs
  • Nicole Defosses - 29 Assists and 16 Digs

UP NEXT
The women's volleyball team returns to action on Wednesday, October 17 as the Falcons resume conference play with a home match against the University of Saint Joseph's (CT). Game time is set for 7 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.