#Seawolves drop 3-0 decision to Albany
Nov. 1, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Melissa Rigo hit .348 with 11 kills and 10 digs, while Kaitlin Costello tallied 13 kills and 10 digs, but the Stony Brook volleyball team came up short against Albany, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-23), Friday night in front of a boisterous crowd at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Although it was a sweep, all three sets were close, back-and-forth battles. Albany clung to a one-point lead, 19-18, in the opening frame after Rigo slammed one home. The Great Danes used a 4-0 run thereafter to go in front by five, 23-18, and held on for the win despite two kills from Taylor Gillie and Costello in the moments that followed.
The Seawolves recovered quickly and took an 18-14 advantage in set two when Dolan set up Kathy Fletcher for a kill. Albany asked for time and went on a 9-3 run to go ahead, 23-21. Stony Brook stormed back and knotted the set at 23-all on the strength of back-to-back kills by Costello, but Albany tallied the next two for the win.
SB again had the hot-hand early in the third, racing out to a 10-6 lead after a kill and ace by McFadden. Fletcher and Gillie registered kills to propel the squad to a five-point advantage, 12-7; however, Albany rallied to even the frame at 13 points apiece as a seesaw affair ensued. The guests took a 24-21 lead to put the Seawolves on the brink of the loss, but the scrappy bunch sent the raucous crowd into a frenzy when Rigo scored a kill and an ace. After a timeout, Albany scored a kill to secure the sweep.
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The Seawolves will look to rebound when they host defending champion Binghamton Sunday at 1 p.m.