New Hampshire Wins Fifth-Straight As Part of Volleyball Action Friday Night
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - New Hampshire won its fifth-straight match, beating UMBC, 3-2, on the road Friday night as part of three America East Conference matches.
Friday, September 28
- Morgan Thatcher recorded 18 kills as New Hampshire won its fifth-straight match, 3-2, at UMBC. The Wildcats are the first America East team to win a conference game on the road.
- The Wildcats stole the opening set, rallying back from a 21-17 deficit by scoring seven of the final eight points.
- The match could have gone either way in the fifth set, as it was tied at 12 before the Wildcats scored the final three points to take the match.
- Freshman Sherelle Walker led all players with 22 kills for UMBC.
- In the team's first conference game of the year, Stony Brook topped Hartford, 3-1, at home on Friday night.
- Freshman Melissa Rigo recorded double-digit kills for her 14th-straight game, notching a game-high 20.
- The first set was even 10-10 when the Seawolves rattled off four straight points. Hartford got within two at 17-15, but the Seawolves extended their lead to five, 24-19, before finishing off the set with a Rigo kill.
- Sareetha Nethersole led Hartford with 13 kills.
- Binghamton recorded 13 blocks as a team and held Providence to a negative hitting percentage to sweep the Friars on Friday night.
- Four different Bearcats registered at least eight kills. Sophomore Kristin Hovie led the way with a match-high 12, while senior Iva Partaleva and junior Grace Vickers totaled nine apiece.
- Providence was led by Colleen McCollom with 10 kills.
Sunday, September 30
- The Wildcats own a 10-9 advantage in the all-time series against Binghamton.
- Stony Brook hosts Albany in a rematch of last year's championship game that saw the Great Danes win, 3-0.
- UMBC owns a 7-2 advantage in the all-time series against Providence, winning seven-straight since the Friars won the first two meetings in 1989.