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Mustangs Win First GNAC Match With Sweep of Albertus

Mustangs Win First GNAC Match With Sweep of Albertus

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Mount Ida College men's volleyball earned their first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win of the year with a 3-0 sweep of Albertus Magnus on Thursday evening at the Cosgrove Athletic Center.

The Mustangs improve to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the conference, while Albertus drops to 2-5 on the year and 0-3 in the GNAC. 


Albertus Magnus and Mount Ida came out firing on all cylinders battling through six ties until the Mustangs took over following a service error by the Falcons. With the score tied at 10-10, Mount Ida would close out the first set with a 15-3 run to take the early 1-0 advantage.

Mount Ida continued its momentum into the second set, opening the frame with a 17-5 lead forcing Albertus to call a timeout to regroup. The Falcons brought the score to within 10, 20-10, following a Mustang service error, but the hosts would fall 25-12.

The Mustangs opened the final set with a 6-0 run before extending their lead to nine, 11-2. With the score in favor of Mount Ida, 12-3, the Falcons rallied back to within five, 13-8, after scoring five-straight points, but Mount Ida would seal the win with a 25-12 third-set victory.


 Brett Southworth (Orange, Conn.) collected a team-high nine kills while Peter Griffenkranz (Deer Park, N.Y.) and Nate Gyampo (Providence, R.I.) added six kills apiece.

The Mustangs collected 34 kills, 31 assists, nien service aces and four digs.

Freshman Brian Reyes (Danbury, Conn.) led the Falcons offensive unit with four kills as well as collected six digs and three blocks.

Albertus finished the game with 12 kills, 11 assists, 13 digs and six total team blocks.

Along with Reyes, Feliz Rivas (Danbury, Conn.) and Steven Berry (Lynbrook, N.Y.) recorded three blocks.


Mount Ida heads back to Newbury College for the second straight weekend for another tri-match against the Nighthawks, this time also featuring Regis College.

The Falcons return to action on March 7th against CCNY. Match is slated for 7 p.m.