Volleyball splits weekend matches, loses to Albany

Nicole Vogel

Sept. 30, 2012

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Melissa Rigo (East Northport, N.Y.) picked up a double-double on 20 kills and 10 digs, but the Stony Brook volleyball team faltered in a 3-1 loss to Albany Sunday at Pritchard Gymnasium. The Seawolves are now 6-9 overall and 1-1 in America East.

The Numbers Game

  • Rigo has now recorded double-digit kills in 15 straight matches to begin the season.
  • Rigo also now has 20+ kills in six matches this season, including two straight.
  • Rigo earned her seventh double-double of the year.
  • Freshman Nicole Vogel (Costa Mesa, Calif.) recorded a game-high 46 assists.
  • Junior Evann Slaughter (Clinton, Md.) recorded three blocks, but Stony Brook was out-blocked 7-4.
  • Stony Brook led Albany in hitting percentage, 14.7% to 12.4%.
  • Stony Brook committed 15 service errors.

Key Moments

  • Stony Brook fell behind in the first set, 9-4, but battled back to cut Albany's lead to one, 12-11. It was all Great Danes after that, including a six-point run.
  • Rigo lifted SB to a 5-1 lead early in the second set thanks to two kills and an ace, but Albany again went on a six-point run to re-claim the lead. Stony Brook got within one on two separate occasions, including at 22-21, but the Great Danes closed out the set, thanks to a momentum-swinging kill by Alberte Bjornsson.
  • Stony Brook hit 21.4% in the third set and never trailed, leading by as much as 10 points. Rigo and freshman Stephanie McFadden (San Juan Capistrano, Calif) each had four kills in the set.
  • In the fourth set, Albany had more errors than kills, but Stony Brook had five service errors, and the Great Danes had three blocks. The Seawolves had led 7-4, but Albany claimed five of the next six points to take the lead for good.



Next Up
Stony Brook will play all road matches in the month of October, beginning Friday, Oct. 5 at New Hampshire at 7 p.m. The Seawolves will remain up in New England for a Sunday afternoon affair at Providence.