The Albertus Magnus women’s volleyball team defeated SUNY-Purchase 3-1 as part of the Purchase Invitational. The Falcons edged the host Panthers 25-21 and 25-23 in the first and second sets, before Purchase came from behind to take set number three 25-17. The Falcons battled back and cruised to a 25-16 victory in the final set to secure the match victory.

With 34 kills and 16 digs, sophomore Caitlin Prete from Milford was named to the Purchase Invitational All-Tournament Team.

She joined Montclair State’s Courtney Matlock, SUNY-IT’s Emma Larson, Farmingdale State’s Maia Cadle-Hinton, Rutgers-Newark’s Sue Riley, and Purchase’s Jenna Nardi.

The Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Montclair State’s Hayley Merill.

The Falcons finished the tournament 1-3. In their their victory over the Panthers, Prete led the Falcons with 13 kills and nine digs.

Against Purchase, Alyssa Puccilli from Milford contributed six kills and five digs.