Hartford Wins Second-Straight Match With Five-Set Victory Over New Hampshire
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - In the only America East volleyball match of the night, Hartford beat New Hampshire for the first time since 1996, breaking a 31-match winning streak by the Wildcats in the all-times series.
Saturday, October 13
- Hartford beat New Hampshire for the first time since 1996, topping the Wildcats, 3-2, in a back-and-forth five-set match. It ended 31-straight wins in the series for the Wildcats.
- The Hawks were led by the Nethersole sisters, as Kami led all hitters in the match with 19 kills and Sareeta notched 18. Jackie Tamburri was outstanding for the Hawks, recording a double-double with 59 assists and a career-best 26 digs.
- After New Hampshire won the first set, the Hawks battled the Wildcats to a, 27-25, second-set win, rattling off the final three points on kills from Kami and Sareeta and an ace from Tamburri which ended the set.
- The Wildcats won the third set to take a 2-1 lead in the match, but Hartford coasted to a fourth-set win, leading from start-to-finish to force a fifth set.
- With the fifth set tied at 12, the Hawks scored the final three points to win the match.
Sunday, October 14
- Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 11-8, and has won five consecutive meetings. Each of the last three matches have come down to a decisive fifth set.
- Beginning with Sunday's match, the Retrievers will be accepting donations as part of the Side-Out foundation and Dig Pink campaign. UMBC's Dig Pink match will be on Oct. 19. Here's the link for donations. Side-Out Foundation
Friday, October 12
- 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 deciding set.
- 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.
- 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.