Albany Clinches Fifth-Straight America East Volleyball Regular Season Title
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University at Albany swept Providence on Friday afternoon, clinching their fifth-straight America East Volleyball regular-season title and giving the Great Danes the No. 1 seed in the America East Championship. Albany will host the tournament beginning with the semifinals on Friday, November 9 at University Gym.
UMBC also clinched a spot in the America East Championship with a 3-1 road win over Stony Brook. The Retrievers would be the No. 2 seed if the season ended today, but will have to wait until matches end on Sunday to find out where they end up. Stony Brook, New Hampshire and Binghamton will fight for the final two spots in the America East Championship.
Friday, November 9
- Hannah Schmidt led three Retrievers in double-digit kills with 16 as UMBC beat Stony Brook to clinch a spot in the 2012 America East Championship.
- With the win, UMBC cuts Stony Brook's lead in the all-time series to 11-10.
- After falling to the Seawolves five straight times, the Retrievers won both meetings this year to sweep the season series.
- Albany clinched its fifth-straight America East title and eighth in the last nine years after sweeping Providence on Friday.
- The Great Danes will host the America East Championship beginning on Friday, November 16 with two semifinal matches beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
- Albany held Providence to an .091 hitting percentage and had eight team blocks.
- Sara Pope and Dunja Prgomet led Albany with 13 kills each.
at New Hampshire
(6-4, 14-12) 3, Hartford (8-18, 2-8 AE) 0
- The Wildcats control their own destiny after sweeping Hartford on Friday, and will clinch a spot in the America East Championship with a win at Albany Sunday.
- Victoria Forrest and Morgan Thatcher each had 12 kills to lead New Hampshire.
- New Hampshire held Hartford to an .098 hitting percentage to earn a split of the season series.
Sunday, November 11
Hartford at Providence, 1 p.m.