Albany fends off Stony Brook, 3-1
Oct. 13, 2013
Albany, N.Y. - Lo Hathaway recorded a team-high 21 digs and Hannah Dolan, Melissa Rigo and Kaitlin Costello notched double-doubles, but the Stony Brook volleyball team saw its four match unbeaten streak come to an end with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22) loss to Albany Sunday afternoon at West Gym.
Hannah Dolan amassed 40 assists for the second match in a row, dishing out 42 helpers to go along with 12 digs, for Stony Brook (9-12, 3-2 America East). Mellissa Rigo registered a double-double for the second consecutive contest on a match-best 15 kills and 20 digs, while Kaitlin Costello recorded 12 kills and 13 digs.
Head Coach Coley Pawlikowski's Reaction
"This was not a good performance. It was a great opportunity that was in our control, but we lost it. We started slow and did not have a sense of urgency. If you don't play every point like it's the last, you're not going to be successful. Bottom line."
Stony Brook used an 8-3 run in the first set to move to within one, 18-17, after an ace by Kathy Fletcher, but Albany pulled away thereafter to claim the opening stanza.
In the second, Costello broke an 11-11 tie with a kill, and Stephanie McFadden and Fletcher followed with smacks of their own as the Seawolves grabbed a 14-11 edge and forced the Great Danes to call timeout. Albany had the hot-hand for the rest of the set to put SB on the ropes.
Trailing by four, 16-12, midway through the third frame, Stony Brook stormed back and took a 17-16 lead with a 5-0 spurt highlighted by two combo stuffs by Fletcher and Taylor Gillie. A service error put the score at 17-all, but Fletcher moved the Seawolves ahead once again with a kill. After Albany was called for an attack error, Rigo scored a kill to expand the lead to 20-17 as Stony Brook stayed alive with a 25-20 third-set victory.
Though Albany led for much of the way in the fourth set, SB remained within striking distance and knotted it at 19-19 on an Albany miscue. The home team tallied the next two but then committed two errors and called timeout with the score even at 21-all. Albany went ahead for good with a kill out of the huddle to send Stony Brook to its first loss in more than two weeks.
The Numbers Game
News and Notes
Stony Brook will look to get back in the win column when it hosts Providence Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Hartford Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m.