Volleyball suffers 3-1 loss at New Hampshire

Evann Slaughter

Oct. 5, 2012

Final Stats

Durham, N.H. - Freshman Melissa Rigo (East Northport, N.Y.) reached double-digit kills for the 16th straight match with a 17-kill performance, but the Stony Brook volleyball team suffered a 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16) loss to New Hampshire Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.

The Numbers Game

  • Rigo has now recorded double-digit kills in 16 straight matches to begin the season.
  • Junior Evann Slaughter (Clinton, Md.) added 11 kills.
  • Stony Brook had seven blocks, led by Rigo and fellow freshman Stephanie McFadden (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), who both had four block assists and one block solo.

Key Moments

  • The first set was all New Hampshire. The Seawolves were within two points, 10-8, but the Wildcats ripped off six of the next seven points to lead by seven. SB got within three at 20-17, but UNH finished off the set with five of the last seven points.
  • Stony Brook led for most of the second set and had a two-point lead, 21-19. But the Wildcats rallied for five straight points, three coming on SB attack errors. 
  • Stony Brook never trailed in the third set. UNH tied the set at 19-19, but a block error gave the lead back to the Seawolves. Then Rigo and McFadden assisted on a pair of blocks, and Rigo put the finishing touches on the ste with a kill from freshman Nicole Vogel (Costa Mesa, Calif.).
  • Stony Brook could not recover enough, falling behind 10-6 in the fourth set, and UNH, which hit at a 44.1% clip in the set, finished with a nine-point win.

Next Up
Stony Brook heads to Providence for a Sunday afternoon tilt with the Friars. Game time is at 1 p.m. in what is PC's home opener.