New Hampshire, Albany Meet With First Place On The Line Friday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - As we hit the midway point in the America East conference season, teams are closing out their first meetings in the double-round robin regular-season format. The marquee match-up of Friday night looks to be a match-up between two undefeated teams in Albany and New Hampshire, who each enter the match 4-0 in conference play.
Friday, October 12
- The Friars are on the road for the 22nd time this season as the Friars travel to Hartford for a Friday night match.
- Both teams are looking to snap losing skids, as the Hawks have lost four-straight and the Friars have lost 17 in-a-row.
- Providence holds a 21-12 advantage in the all-time series, but the Friars have not won at Hartford since 2007.
- Although still early in the season, Binghamton and Stony Brook meet in an important match-up as we look ahead to the America East Championship. The Bearcats sit in third with a 3-2 record in the conference, with Stony Brook on their heels at 2-2.
- The Seawolves continue to turn to freshman Melissa Rigo for their offense. Rigo leads the league and ranks 10th in the country in kills per set at 4.38. The last time a freshman led the conference in kills per set was Maine's Leah Voss in 2000.
- Binghamton leads the all-time series, 13-10, with each team winning on their home court last year.
New Hampshire (12-8, 4-0 AE) at Albany (7-11.
4-0 AE) - 7 p.m.
- Albany and New Hampshire battle for first-place in the conference on Friday night, as the Great Danes look to continue their dominant play in the America East, having lost just three matches over the last four-plus seasons.
- New Hampshire has won seven-straight matches, with three of those matches being on the road.
- Albany leads the America East in conference matches in blocks (2.20 per set) and digs (18.27 per set).
- New Hampshire is second in the conference in hitting percentage (.240) and kills (14.06).
- Albany owns a slim 13-12 advantage in the all-time series. The last time New Hampshire beat the Great Danes on the road was in 2007.