Updated: October 13, 2012 6:10 am (ET)
by America East Communications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Albany came out on
top in the battle between undefeated conference teams, beating New Hampshire,
3-1, to take sole possession of first place in America East volleyball. Also In
action last night, Hartford swept Providence, and Binghamton edged Stony Brook
in five sets.
Friday, October 12
at Hartford (7-14, 1-4 AE) 3, Providence
(1-22, 0-5 AE) 0
Hartford snapped a four-game skid with its first
three-set victory of the season over Providence.
Kami Nethersole finished with a match-high 12
kills, and was the only player to finish with double-digit kills. She also
notched 15 digs to register a double-double
Hartford held Providence to an .075 hitting
percentage, with 23 kills and 16 errors on 93 attacks.
at Binghamton (7-15, 4-2 AE) 3, Stony Brook
(7-11, 2-3 AE) 2
Kristin Hovie had 21 kills to lead the Bearcats
to a five-set win over Stony Brook at home.
Binhamton hit .209 for the match, with Amanda
Dettmann quarterbacking the offense, dishing out 48 assists to go with 15 digs
for a double-double.
After Stony Brook took a 2-1 lead in the match,
Binghamton battled back with a 25-15 win in the fourth set to force a fifth and
Binghamton held a slim, 12-11, lead in the fifth
set, but the Bearcats scored three of the last four points to take the match.
Freshman Melissa Rigo led the Seawolves with 18
kills and a .256 hitting percentage.
New Hampshire (12-8, 4-1 AE) at Albany (7-11.
5-0 AE) - 7 p.m.
Sara Pope set a new career-high with 24
kills, while Traci Vandegrift finished with a double-double of 14 kills and 19
digs to lead UAlbany to a 3-1 win over New Hampshire.
After New Hampshire won the first set, the Great
Danes swept the next three to take home the win. The loss snapped the Wildcats'
seven-match winning streak.
Victoria Forrest and Morgan Thatcher had 16
kills each to lead the Wildcats.
Saturday, October 13
New Hampshire at Hartford, 6 p.m.
Hartford is in the midst of a four-game
The Wildcats are 32-2 all-time against the
Hawks, with Hartford's last win coming in 1996. New Hampshire has won
31-straight over Hartford in that time period.