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New Hampshire hosts the America East Championship for the first time since 2003.
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#AEVB Semifinals Set for Friday

Release: 11/20/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The 2013 America East Volleyball Championship starts with the semifinals on Friday, November 22 at the University of New Hampshire's Lundholm Gymnasium. No. 2 seed UMBC and No. 3 seed Albany get things going at 4 p.m. in the first semifinal, with host and No. 1 seed New Hampshire taking on No. 4 Stony Brook at 7 p.m.

This is the first time since 2003 that championship will go through Durham, N.H., with the Wildcats earning the right to host as the regular season champion. Both semifinal matchups will be available live for free on AmericaEast.TV. Here is a look at the semifinal matchups:

No. 2 UMBC (9-5, 18-11) vs. No. 3 Albany (9-5, 9-18) - 4 pm
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  • UMBC and Albany are meeting for the fifth time in the America East Championship and the third time in the last four years. The Great Danes hold a 4-0 advantage.
  • UMBC earned its highest seed in program history after notching its best conference record at 9-5 since joining the America East in 2003.
  • The Retrievers swept the Great Danes in the regular season for the first time in program history.
  • UMBC is 2-6 all-time in the tournament with no titles.
  • Albany is making its America Eas record 12th-straight trip to the tournament. The Great Danes have appeared in seven-straight title games.
  • Albany is 14-5 all-time in tournament games with six titles.
  • The Great Danes have won either the regular season or tournament title in nine-straight seasons.

No. 1 New Hampshire (12-2, 18-12) vs. No. 4 Stony Brook (9-5, 16-16 - 7 pm
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  • New Hampshire and Stony Brook are meeting for the third time in the America East tournament with each team winning one match.
  • The Wildcats are hosting the tournament for the first time since 2003.
  • New Hampshire has not advanced to the title game since 2003.
  • The 12-2 mark is tied for the third-best conference record in program history.
  • New Hampshire is 9-8 all-time in the championship with three titles.
  • Stony Brook is playing in its third America East tournament in four years and eighth overall.
  • The Seawolves are 4-7 all-time in the championship with no titles.
  • Only four times in 22 years has the No. 1 seed not advanced to the title match, the last time coming in 2005.
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