Stony Brook Gives Albany First Conference Loss; UMBC, Binghamton Also Win Friday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Stony Brook handed Albany its first loss in America East play as part of volleyball action on Friday night. It was Albany's first conference loss since October 16, 2011, at New Hampshire and first home conference loss since falling to Binghamton on October 22, 2010.
Binghamton also notched a five-set win over New Hampshire, while UMBC finished a sweep of Providence in the season series.
Friday, October 26
Brook (8-12, 3-4 AE) 3, at Albany (10-12, 7-1), 1
(15-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-22)
- Evann Slaughter had 15 kills and five blocks while Melissa Rigo added 14 kills and 13 digs as Stony Brook beat Albany, 3-1.
- It was the first win for the Seawolves over the Great Danes in five years (Oct. 28, 2007)
- Albany won the first set, and then led 19-18 in the second set before Stony Brook rattled off five-straight points and went on to win the set on a Rigo kill.
- Hannah Schmidt recorded her ninth double-double of the season to beat Providence in four sets at Alumni Hall Friday night.
- It was UMBC's ninth-straight win over the Friars.
- Colleen McCollum registered a double-double for the Friars with 12 kills and 14 digs.
- UMBC hit .294 in the match, including .441 in the third set.
- Binghamton avoided being swept in the season series for the first time since 2004, topping the Wildcats in a thrilling five-set match.
- Iva Partaleva had a career-high 23 kills to lead the Bearcats, including five in the decisive fifth-set that took extra points to decide.
- The Wildcats battled back from an 11-6 deficit to win the first set and trailed by one at 19-18 in the second before a 5-0 run by the Bearcats knotted the match at one-set apiece.
- Binghamton hit .484 in the second set, registering 16 kills to put the Wildcats away, 25-13.
- After New Hampshire tied the match by winning the fourth set, Binghamton fought off match point twice in the fifth set. Trailing 16-15, Binghamton scored three-straight to win the set and the match.
- The Wildcats own an 11-9 advantage in the all-time series. The last time New Hampshire swept Binghamton in a season series was 2004.
Sunday, October 28
- The Wildcats own a slight edge in the all-time series with the Retrievers at 10-9 after winning in five sets earlier this year.
- Four Wildcats had double-digit kills in that match, led by Morgan Thatcher who had 18. Sherelle Walker had 22 kills to leda all players for UMBC while hitting. 385.
Providence, 1 p.m.
- Binghamton defeated Providence in straight sets in the first meeting this season. The Bearcats had 13 blocks in that contest and held the Friars to a -.035 hitting percentage.
- The Bearcats own a 5-0 record in the all-time series against the Friars.
- Stony Brook won the first meeting between the two teams at home, 3-1. Melissa Rigo led the Seawolves with 20 kills in that match.
- Hartford actually outhit Stony Brook, .246 to .234, in the first meeting, most of that coming from the third set where the Seawolves hit -.211 and were beating 25-12.
- The Seawolves own a 24-2 advantage in the all-time series with the Hawks.