Iona Drops Red Flash Classic Opener To Navy

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Iona Drops Red Flash Classic Opener To Navy

September 24, 2016 - 16:58

Iona Drops Red Flash Classic Opener To Navy

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College volleyball program fell in straight sets to Navy in the opening match of the Red Flash Classic late Friday afternoon.

The Mids used a 12-3 run to capture the first set, 25-10.   Iona as a team had a match-low -0.120 attack percentage in the opening set.  The Maroon & Gold bounced back and lost competitively lost sets two and three, both by a score of 25-20.  Iona had team-high 17 kills as a team in the second set, finishing attacks at a .351 percentage.

Freshman Tess Connolly recorded a season-high 12 kills.  She also had seven digs, one service ace, and one block.  It was her second double-digit kill effort of the season.  Sophomore Emma Rose accounted for all but six of the Gaels assists with a team-high total of 23. 

Sophomore Jessica Paolucci finished with a match-high 15 digs.  Senior Karly White tied a season-high with four kills to go with a match-high four block assists.  It’s her sixth straight game with multiple block assists.

The Gaels had a season-low two service aces and they totaled 11 service errors, their third straight double-digit sum.

Iona continues the Red Flash Classic tomorrow when they serve up against Eastern Kentucky and Saint Francis (PA) at 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM respectively.