Hartford trips up Stony Brook, 3-0
Nov. 15, 2013
West Hartford, Conn. – Despite team-highs of nine kills and 13 digs from Kaitlin Costello, the Stony Brook volleyball team suffered a tough 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20) setback to Hartford Friday night at the Sports Center.
Head Coach Coley Pawlikowski’s Reaction
“Hartford played well. With the energy and effort they brought tonight, they deserved to win.”
The loss, coupled with a UMBC win at Providence, means Stony Brook can be either the third or fourth seed in next weekend’s America East Championship. UMBC improved to 9-4 in league play with a victory over the Friars and holds the tiebreak over Stony Brook in sets played, 5-4. New Hampshire locked up the outright regular-season title and No. 1 seed with a five-set win over Albany. The Great Danes and Seawolves are currently tied for third at 8-5. Albany swept the season series and would hold the tiebreak in the event that both teams win or lose Sunday when UA hosts Lowell and SB plays at Providence.
McFadden scored an ace to even the first set at 21-all late, but Hartford tallied the next two points for a 23-21 lead. Shelby Tietjen recorded a kill that pulled the Seawolves to within one, 23-22; however, the Hawks closed out the set with two consecutive points.
Stony Brook went ahead, 17-13, in the second stanza when Tietjen slammed one home. A 9-2 Hawks run thereafter gave them a 22-19 edge and they continued on for a win that put the Seawolves in a 2-0 hole. Hartford pulled away midway through the third set for the sweep.
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News and Notes
The Seawolves will conclude the regular season portion of its conference schedule Sunday at Providence. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.