Sept. 30, 2012
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.
- 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.
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.