#Seawolves head to New Jersey for non-conference match at Seton Hall
Oct. 21, 2013
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South Orange, N.J. – Stony Brook enters a midweek matchup with Seton Hall riding a winners of eight of its last 10 contests. The match is set for 7 p.m. at the Walsh Gym in South Orange, N.J.
Last Time Out
Kaitlin Costello recorded her third consecutive double-double on 10 kills and a season-best 14 digs as Stony Brook took down Hartford, 3-1, Sunday at Pritchard Gym to improve to 11-12 overall and 5-2 in America East action. Melissa Rigo had a match-high 12 kills, while Kathy Fletcher and Stephanie McFadden tallied 11 kills apiece to round out a balanced scoring effort. Hannah Dolan directed the offense and led all setters with 41 assists, and Lo Hathaway was fantastic on defense once again with a match-leading 22 digs.
Taylor Gillie chipped in seven kills on an impressive .357 hitting and recorded a match-best five stuff to help put the Seawolves into a four-way tie with UMBC, Albany and New Hampshire for first midway through conference play.
Scouting the Pirates
Members of the new-look Big East, Seton Hall (10-10) has won five of its last six matches having most recently beaten Villanova, 3-1, Saturday. This is only the third home match of the season for the Pirates, who are 2-1 on their own court. Amanda Hansen paces the team with 2.45 kills and .15 aces per set, while Ashani Rubin is averaging 1.21 stuffs per stanza.
Series History vs. the Pirates
Seton Hall beat Stony Brook in five last season and owns a 6-1 advantage in the all-time series.
#Seawolves Block Party
Stony Brook posted seven blocks in the first set against Hartford to get off to a hot start Sunday. The Seawolves are second in the league with 1.91 blocks per set and boast top-10 blockers in McFadden (3rd, .94 blocks/set) and Gillie (6th, .87 blocks/set).
Kaitlin’s Killin’ It
Costello paces the America East with 3.19 kills per set and leads the team with 11 double-doubles this season. On Friday, Oct. 18 against Providence, the senior outside hitter had a career day with a personal-best 22 kills on .409 hitting and 13 digs to propel the Seawolves to a four-set home win.
Rigo has hit double-figures in kills in four consecutive matches. The reigning America East Rookie of the Year has shown no signs of a sophomore slump this season as she sits second on the team with 10 double-doubles and ranks in the conference’s top 15 in kills (2.73/set) and digs (12, 2.79/set).
Sophomore captain Lo Hathaway has been Stony Brook’s defensive rock this season and sits sixth in the league with 4.19 digs per set.
Stony Brook 2013 America East Volleyball Weekly Honors
The Seawolves are back at Pritchard to play UMBC for an important conference matchup Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.