Nov. 4, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Junior Evann Slaughter (Clinton, Md.) (16) and freshman Melissa Rigo (East Northport, N.Y.) combined for 30 kills, and freshman Nicole Vogel (Costa Mesa, Calif.) totaled 40 assists in Stony Brook's 3-1 victory over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.
The Seawolves improve to 11-12, but more importantly, move to 6-4 in America East play. SBU is tied with New Hampshire for fourth place in the conference standings with two matches remaining. Stony Brook controls its own destiny heading into next weekend.
Coach Deb DesLauriers' Reaction
"Today's win was huge for us. We definitely needed to beat them by a certain amount of points. I thought the girls came out strong as a full team. Our offense and defense has been very good of late. If we continue to play well, we should be confident going into next week."
By the Numbers
- Rigo posted her second straight double-double and 12th of the season. She's recorded double-digit kills in each of the 23 matches this season.
- Stony Brook hit .258, including .324 in the fourth set, compared to New Hampshire's .141. Slaughter hit .456
- Three players had double-digit digs led by junior Hailee Herc's (Eden, N.Y.) 14.
- Stony Brook trailed only three times in the first set, and led by as many as nine points, 24-15. The Seawolves turned a 6-6 game into a 20-12 lead.
- New Hampshire led early in the third set. After the Wildcats led 11-8, SBU scored seven of the next nine points. Leading 16-15, Stony Brook took a 21-16 lead after a block error. UNH got no closer than three points.
- Slaugher, senior Greta Strenger (Woodbury, Minn.) and Rigo each tallied kills to put Stony Brook ahead 6-1. New Hampshire scored six straight points to take an 8-7 lead, but Stony Brook dominated the rest of the way. Rigo and Vogel led the charge as the Seawolves tallied nine straight points to lead 16-8.
- Slaughter and Rigo closed the door with a pair of kills late in the fourth set to give Stony Brook its sixth conference win of the season.
- Stony Brook will host two America East matches next week, beginning with UMBC on Friday night at 3 p.m.