Freshman Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.) led the Albertus Magnus women's volleyball team with 10 kills as the Falcons cruised to a 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-12) Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory on Sunday afternoon.
Pendagast recorded her 10 kills in 25 attempts, while she added a solo block for the Falcons as well. For Pendagast, it was her 31st solo block of the season as the freshman has recorded 31 of the Falcons' team-total of 34.
With today's win, the Falcons earn their first GNAC victory of the season to move to 1-4 in conference play. On the year, Albertus is now 7-7 overall.
The Falcons dominated play for most of the match but fell behind in the second set as the AMCats led 12-9 before the Falcons went on a 7-0 run. That run was led by the serving of Puccilli, who added a service ace to the mix. Albertus took a 17-13 lead thanks to a ball handling error by the AMCats' Samantha Parker which sparked a 9-1 run by the Falcons to finish out the frame.
The Falcons opened the third set with a 6-0 run before extending their lead to 11-2 on a service ace from Nicole Acerra (East Haven, Conn.). A kill from Pendagast ended the contest as the Falcons won the final set by a commanding 25-12 score.
The Falcons return to action on Friday when they host Sarah Lawrence in non-conference play at 7:00 p.m.