ALBANY — The Sage women’s volleyball team hosted Hartwick in its Empire 8 Conference opener Wednesday.
The Gators lost 3-2 to the Hawks by scores of 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 13-25 and 15-7).
Hartwick improved to 6-5 overall and 1-0 in the league, while Sage dropped to 3-8 overall and 0-1 in the Empire 8.
Junior outside hitter Megan Ryder, a Broadalbin-Perth graduate had 20 digs and eight kills for the Gators, while freshman defensive specialist Kayla Weaver, Broadalbin-Perth graduate, posted 23 digs and three aces.
The Gators will return to action on Saturday for an Empire 8 tri-match at Elmira College with Utica.