PURCHASE, N.Y. -- Manhattanville presented Amanda Alayon with her first coaching win as the Valiants defeated visiting Purchase College, 22-25, 25-15, 28-26, 25-12 in the season-opener for both teams at Kennedy Gymnasium.
Makana Gomes had 12 kills, 19 assists and eight digs and rang up six of her kills in the fourth game as Manhattanville, riding the momentum of a third-game rally, ran out to an 11-2 lead.
In the third game, Purchase led 24-22 before Manhattanville staged a late rally, highlighted by a Gomes dig to keep a point alive. Ally Johnson added 10 kills and 12 digs and Damaris Morales had 17 digs and nine kills.
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