Bill Ziskin

UAlbany Volleyball Defeated at #24 Colorado State 3-0

UAlbany Sports Information   09-15-2017

Volleyball Score: Colorado State 3, UAlbany 0 (12-25, 13-25, 12-25)

Location: Fort Collins, Colo. – Moby Arena

Records: UAlbany (0-10), Colorado State (9-1)

Short Story: The UAlbany volleyball team challenged the #24 team in the country, but fell to the host Colorado State in three to begin the CSU Tournament.

Key Stats:

  • UAlbany: Akuabata Okenwa led UAlbany in kills for the fifth consecutive match with nine, adding three digs. Courtney O’Connell had four kills and a solo block.
  • Colorado State: Jasmine Hanna hit .571 for 10 kills and a pair of blocks, while Jessica Jackson finished with eight kills, hitting .636.

Key Situations:

  • Down 10 early in the first set, UAlbany won four of the next five to attempt a comeback at 15-8, but could not get closer.
  • At 7-4 CSU in set two, the Rams won 10 of the following 11 points; UAlbany went back and forth the rest of the game but fell 25-13.

Recap: The UAlbany volleyball team fell to the #24 team in the country and tournament host Colorado State in three sets (12-25, 13-25, 12-25) to begin the CSU Tournament on Friday night.

An Akuabata Okenwa kill helped UAlbany even the first set early at 2-2.  Sandwiched by two Hanna kills, CSU took the next five and led 7-2, later going up 14-4.  Including a kill from O’Connell, UAlbany got four of the next five to pull to 15-8.  Despite two late kills from Danielle Tedesco, UAlbany fell 25-12 in set one.

CSU started set two up 5-1.  Using a couple of Tedesco kills, UAlbany went back and forth with CSU until the Rams took 10 of 11 to lead 17-5.  O’Connell notched a kill to end the run, then Okenwa and Tedesco added kills later, but UAlbany could not come closer and was defeated in set two 25-13.

Down 4-0 to begin the third game, Okenwa buried a couple of kills to get UAlbany within three at 7-4.  CSU used a 4-0 run to take a 15-6 advantage.  Another Tedesco kill helped UAlbany chip away at the deficit to seven, but another 4-0 home team run effectively sealed the set.  CSU won the set 25-12 to take the match in three.

UAlbany plays two matches tomorrow, taking on Colorado at 1 p.m. ET (11 a.m. MT) and Xavier at 7 p.m. ET (5 p.m. MT) at the Moby Arena in Fort Collins.




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