SYRACUSE 3, ALBANY 1 (21-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21)
HAMILTON, NY -- Syracuse dropped the first set but played excellently in all phases the rest of the way, topping Albany and advancing to Round 2 of the NIVC
The Orange (21-13) will face either Colgate or Towson in the next round.
Santita Ebangwese had 13 kills to lead Syracuse; Ella Saada added 11 kills and Kendra Lukacs had 10 kills. Jalissa Trotter had 41 assists and 17 digs
Albany (11-15) was led by Akubatta Okenwa with 11 kills, and three players (Tatiana Tiangco, Danielle Tedesco, Chloe Evering) had 10 kills.