UAlbany challenged the tournament host in the final two sets, but fell to Villanova in three sets, the final two games by a combined four points.
Despite UAlbany falling in four sets by five points or less, the team was swept by each UConn and Princeton in the first day of the Villanova Classic.
The UAlbany volleyball team will head south to Philadelphia for its third in-season tournament of the season, playing three matches in the Villanova Classic.
The UAlbany volleyball team mounted a comeback attempt against Colgate to take set three but fell in two matches, in four to the Raiders and three to Temple to finish the Desmond Hotel Invitational.
Nicole Otero earned her 1000th career collegiate dig on Friday night in the opening night of the Desmond Hotel Invitational, but fell in three sets to St. John's (15-25, 16-25, 18-25) in the nightcap match.
The UAlbany volleyball team is set to host its first in-season tournament since 2009, bringing in St. John's, Colgate and Temple for the Desmond Hotel Invitational this weekend.
After a stellar performance against top tier opponents in California, Akuabata Okenwa has been honored as the America East Volleyball Player of the Week.
The UAlbany volleyball team gave a good battle against perennial power USC in Los Angeles on Saturday, but the Great Danes fell in four (16-25, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25) to the Women of Troy.
The UAlbany volleyball team fell in a pair of matches in the first day of the USC/LMU Tournament to #16 Michigan in three (18-25, 20-25, 20-25) and LMU in three (17-25, 16-25, 23-25) on its opening date of competition.
The UAlbany volleyball team is set to begin the 2017 season in Los Angeles, taking on Michigan, Loyola Marymount and USC for the opening weekend.
The last three years, the UAlbany volleyball team has reached the America East title match. The Great Danes look to get back the America East title this year for the first time since 2011.
For the first time since 2009, the UAlbany volleyball team will host an in-season tournament, the Desmond Hotel Invitational, from September 1-2 at the University Gym.