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Fisher defeats AU in first day of Empire 8 volleyball tournament

ALFRED, NY — The Alfred University volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to St. John Fisher Friday evening during the first day of action at the Empire 8 Conference Crossover Tournament Friday evening at the McLane Center.


Six teams are in the tournament, part of round-robin play among the nine E8 teams. The teams with the best four records in Empire 8 play will earn bids to the conference championship tournament, the winner of which earns a berth in the NCAA tournament.


In the match against Fisher, junior Chelsea Hall (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) led Alfred with 16 kills and 10 digs. Junior Samantha Wood (Newfield, NY/Newfield) had five blocks and junior Janelle Gallipeau (Rochester, NY/Greece Olympia) 16 assists.


The tournament concludes Saturday, when AU will play in two matches, against Nazareth at 10 a.m. and Utica at 3:30 p.m.