Women's Volleyball Splits at St. Joseph's (L.I.) Tri-Match

Photo Credit: Mark Curcio
Photo Credit: Mark Curcio

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - The Albertus Magnus College women's volleyball team split a tri-match on Saturday afternoon, topping Lehman College in straight sets to begin play and falling to the host Golden Eagles of St. Joseph's College (L.I.), 3-0, in the nightcap.

THE BASICS
MATCH 1 FINAL: Albertus Magnus 3 | Lehman 0
MATCH 2 FINAL: St. Joseph's (L.I.) 3 | Albertus Magnus 0
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (7-11) | Lehman (2-16) | St. Joseph's (L.I.) (7-9)
MATCH 1 BOX | MATCH 2 BOX


MATCH 1 VS. Lehman
Set One: Albertus Magnus 25 | Lehman 14
Set Two: Albertus Magnus 25 | Lehman 19
Set Three: Albertus Magnus 25 | Lehman 11

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
• The Falcons have defeated Lehman twice this season in straight sets, once at home and once in neutral site action.
• Four of Albertus' seven victories this year have come by a 3-0 final score.
• As a team, the Falcons posted a .264 hitting percentage, its highest mark of the year.
Diana Kalman (Naugatuck, Conn.) paced the offense with eight kills.
Maria Vazquez (Hamden, Conn.) also had a fantastic showing with a career-high six aces, seven kills, six assists and six digs.
Jaiden Williams (Orange, Conn.) was at the center of the Albertus attack with 21 assists on the team's 27 kills.
• Williams also added a match-high 11 digs for her seventh double-double of the year.

TEAM HIGHS
Albertus:
Diana Kalman – 8 Kills
Jaiden Williams – 21 Assists
Maria Vazquez – 6 Aces
Jaiden Williams – 11 Digs
Jaiden Williams, Ruby Bryant (New Haven, Conn.) and Peyton Davis (North Haven, Conn.) – 1 Block

Lehman:
• Franchesca Acevedo – 7 Kills
• Heder Rodriguez – 14 Assists
• Ariana Pradieu – 2 Aces
• Chrissy Tran – 8 Digs
• Franchesca Acevedo and Heder Rodriguez – 1 Block

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Albertus:
Jaiden Williams – 21 Assists and 11 Digs


MATCH 2 VS. St. Joseph's (L.I.)
Set One: St. Joseph's 25 | Albertus Magnus 18
Set Two: St. Joseph's 25 | Albertus Magnus 14
Set Three: St. Joseph's 25 | Albertus Magnus 13

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
• The second match of the day saw the Golden Eagles tally a stellar .250 hitting percentage on their way to a home sweep.
Irene Ronan (West Haven, Conn.) paced the Falcons in the nightcap with five kills.
• Kalman and Vazquez were tied for second on the team with three kills each.
• Defensively, Jesselle Guzman (El Paso, Texas) led Albertus with 11 digs.
• Williams was perilously close to a double-double with 11 assists and nine digs.

TEAM HIGHS
Albertus:
Irene Ronan – 5 Kills
Jaiden Williams – 11 Assists
Peyton Davis – 2 Aces
Jesselle Guzman – 11 Digs

St. Joseph's:
• Amanda Goldstein – 14 Kills
• Brionna Silva – 26 Assists
• Melanie O'Hoppe and Brionna Silva – 1 Ace
• Danielle Senecal – 17 Digs
• Amanda Goldstein – 4 Blocks

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
St. Joseph's:
• Brionna Silva – 26 Assists and 11 Digs


UP NEXT
The Falcons continue nonconference play on Monday, Oct. 7, with a road match against Mitchell College. The second meeting of Albertus and Mitchell in 2019 is slated to begin at 7 p.m. in New London, Conn.