Volleyball drops GNAC Tri-Match

Volleyball drops GNAC Tri-Match

The Simmons College Sharks swept a Great Northeast Athletic  Conference (GNAC) Women's Volleyball tri-match hosted by Suffolk University on Saturday afternoon. The Sharks topped the host Rams 3-0 in the opener before taking the middle game over Mount Ida College with a 3-0 score. Mount Ida salvaged a split on the day posting a 3-0 victory in the later contest over Suffolk.

Game One: Simmons 3 Suffolk 0
Sophomore Andalyn Duke (Litchfield Park, Ariz.) helped pace a Sharks offense that put together 20 kills in game one as she record 18 settings assists in the opener to lead Simmons to a 3-0 victory over Suffolk.
Junior Niole Alberghini (Northborough, Mass.) finished with a team-high five kills as Simmons won their eighth GNAC contest of the season in 10 games.
The Sharks took all three games in straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-14 and 25-13.
Freshman Krista Iacobucci (Rocky Hill, Conn.) and senior Katie Matatall (Danville, N.H.) paced Suffolk offensively as each finished the opener with give kills a piece.
Matatall led all players defensively as she posted 13 digs in the game.

Game Two: Simmons 3 Mount Ida 0

Freshman Emmee Ashby (Payson, Ariz.) notched six kills in game two to help lead the Sharks to the afternoon sweep as they topped Mount Ida College 3-0 in the middle game of Saturday's tripleheader.

Ashby also picked up a pair of service aces and tallied eight blocking assists as the victory improved the Sharks to an 11-13 overall record on the season.
Duke recorded 14 more assists in the second game to bring her Saturday total to 32.
Sophomore Alex Itasaka (Bradford, Mass.) finished with a team-high 14 digs on the defensive side for the Sharks.
Simmons once again won in three straight sets posting scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-18.
Freshman Shayna Vallauri (Morris Plain, N.J.) collected a team-high six kills in the setback for the Mustangs.
Junior Kelcey Koolman (Bedford, N.H.) led all players with 18 digs, while senior Lauren Rushalski (Brick, N.J.) also added 16 in the contest. Rushalski also picked up a pair of service aces in the victory for the Mustangs.

Game Three: Mount Ida 3 Suffolk 0

In the final game of the day, Shayna Vallauri recorded nine kills to help pace the Mustangs to a 3-0 victory over Suffolk.

Vallauri would round out the afternoon leading all players on three sides with a combined 15 kills on the day.
Senior Nicole Peixoto (New Bedford, Mass.) collected 30 setting assists, while freshman Mary Kate Reidy (Agawam, Mass.) recorded six kills.
Mount Ida earned their second win of the season in GNAC play winning all three games in a row. The Mustangs were victorious; 25-22, 25-15 and 25-17.
Krista Iacobucci picked up nine kills in game two bringing her total to 14 on the afternoon.
Senior Glamarys Sierra (Carolina, Puerto Rico) had 12 setting assists in game two to along with 13 from game one to bring her total to 25 on the day.
Mount Ida moves to an 8-19 overall record on the season.
Saturday's setbacks put Suffolk at 7-19 on the year and 2-7 in GNAC play.
All three teams will be back in non-conference action later this week.
Simmons will round out their regular season on Thursday evening as they travel to WPI at 7:00pm.
Mount Ida will be back in action on Tuesday evening as they head to Salem State University at 7:00pm.
Suffolk will travel to Lesley University on Monday evening at 8:00pm.