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Four teams including UMBC are tied for second with 3-2 records as volleyball hits the midway point in the season.
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Volleyball Hits Midway Point in Season This Weekend

Release: 10/17/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - America East volleyball teams finish their first pass through the conference schedule with New Hampshire holding a one-game lead on first place with four teams tied for second at 3-2. The top four teams in the conference standings qualify for the America East Championship. Here is a look at the weekend matchups:

Friday, Oct. 18

New Hampshire at Binghamton - 7 pm
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  • New Hampshire enters Friday night with a one-game lead on first place in the conference, while Binghamton is two games back at 2-3.
  • The Wildcats are the top hitting team during conference play with a .239 hitting percentage while holding opponents to .147.
  • The Bearcats have been given a boost by freshman Allison Hovie during conference play, as she ranks third with a 3.21 kills per set average.

UMass Lowell at Albany - 7 pm
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  • The River Hawks are looking for their first Division I win while Albany is looking to get back on track after losing three of its last four matches.
  • The Great Danes have played well defensively in conference play, holding opponents to a .159 hitting percentage which is third in the conference.
  • UMass Lowell senior Carolyn Eddy is one of the top libero's in the conference, ranking seventh with 3.72 digs per set.

Hartford at UMBC - 7 pm
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  • Hartford has won two of its last three matches while UMBC is off to a 3-2 start in conference play and is in a four-way tie for second place.
  • The Hawks played strong defense in their two conference wins, holding Binghamton to a .148 hitting percentage and UMass Lowell to .068.
  • UMBC sits atop the conference in all games in both hitting percentage (.203) and opponent hitting percentage (.144).

Providence at Stony Brook - 7 pm
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  • The Friars continue one of their best seasons since joining the America East with wins in six of their last eight matches. Stony Brook had its four-match winning streak snapped at Albany, but still has won six of its last eight as well.
  • The Seawolves are hitting 40 points higher (.199) over their last eight matches compared to all matches played (.159).
  • The Friars are third in the conference in blocks per set (1.97) during league play as Lindsay Witt leads the conference with 1.35 blocks per set.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Hartford at Stony Brook - 1 pm
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UMass Lowell at Binghamton - 1 pm
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New Hampshire at Albany - 1 pm
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Providence at UMBC - 2 pm
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