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AU volleyball team drops pair at Empire 8 tournament
10/24/09

PITTSFORD, NY — The Alfred University lost to St. John Fisher and Stevens Institute of Technology in a pair of Empire 8 Conference tournament matches Friday evening at Nazareth College. Alfred (3-21. 0-6 Empire 8) lost to Fisher 3-0 (25-18, 25-9, 25-10) and Stevens 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-15).

In the match against Fisher, senior Emily Steen (South Pasadena, CA/Purnell) had four kills, 13 digs and two blocks to lead AU. Junior Tara Quigley (Blue Point, NY/Bayport-Blue Point) had four kills and two blocks; sophomore Emily Crosby (Fairport, NY/Fairport) had three kills and 12 digs, and senior Emma Walsh (Lancaster, NY/Mt. St. Mary) had 12 assists.

Senior Janelle Brandow (Dolgeville, NY/Dolgeville) had five kills to pace Alfred against Stevens. Junior Erika Huyck (Forestville, NY/Forestville) had 10 digs, and Walsh had two assists, six digs and a pair of blocks.

Alfred plays the second day of the tournament against Utica at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Ithaca at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.