Newton, Mass. – The Anna Maria College women's volleyball team dropped a pair of Great Northeast Athletic Conference matches at host Mount Ida College and visiting Albertus Magnus College.
In game two featuring the visiting teams, Albertus Magnus College captured a 3-0 sweep Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory over Anna Maria College by scores of 25-15, 25-14 and 25-12 sending the Falcons home with a 1-1 slate for the day (7-7, 1-4 GNAC). The AMCATS fall to an overall record of 1-13, 0-4 in league action.
Albertus Magnus was led offensively by Pendergast with 10 kills on 25 attempts with three errors also adding a solo block and two block assists. Manning and freshman defensive specialist Alyssa Puccilli (Derby, CT/Foran) tallied 11 digs each. Senior Krista LaBsiioniere (Meriden, CT/O.H. Platt) dished out 14 assists.
For Anna Maria, senior middle hitter Sandy Acosta (Lawrence, MA/Presentation of Mary Academy) recorded a team-high seven kills and three digs. Freshmen Samantha Parker (Athol, MA/Mahar Regional) and Brittany Jackson (Larchmont, NY/Mamaroneck) notched eight digs each. Park also added 10 assists respectively.
Game three went the way of the hosts with another 3-0 sweep this time against the visiting AMCATS by scores of 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18 to finish off the day improving Mount Ida's overall record to 5-10, 3-2 in league play. Anna Maria leaves Newton, Massachusetts still searching for their first GNAC victory (0-5) with a 2012 slate of 1-14.
The Mustangs were led offensively by freshman hitter Haley Paradis (Hampton, NH/Winnacunnett) with eight kills on 25 attempts adding six digs as well. Mount Ida sophomore setter Nicole Peixoto (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford) dished out 25 assisted while sophomore Shay Collins (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry) tallied a team high 11 digs.