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    Volleyball falls to University of New Hampshire

    Senior Alicia Nelson continued her great season by racking up her career best in kills with 26, but in a losing effort with the Seawolves falling to the New Hampshire Wildcats in five sets on Friday night.

    It was the second straight game where Nelson came up with 26 kills, and she also added 13 digs in the loss against. Freshman Laura Hathaway added a career-best 27 digs for SBU.

    The five set match was back and forth the whole game. The score was tied at 14 in the deciding set as the Seawolves roared back with their backs against the wall from 14-9. But UNH was able to finish the match with two kills to finally lock up the win.

    The two teams traded the first two sets, both recovering from a deficit to win. Stony Brook took the first 25-23 after trailing by 6 at one time.

    The Wildcats took that momentum into the next set and won the set easily, holding a lead of at least six at all times.

    But SBU was able to take the fourth set after two game changing kills by junior Greta Strenger to give Stony Brook the lead.

    As for Sunday’s game, the Seawolves won a tight match over the Hawks to even out their weekend.

    Along with Nelson’s performance, Senior Kelsey Sullivan came up big, setting a career high 56 assists. The Seawolves (9-9, 3-2 AE) have gone to five sets in seven of their last eight matches and are 6-3 in five sets this season.

    SBU won the fifth set in dramatic fashion after being denied four game points before Nelson was able to put away the match with help from freshman Taylor Gillie.

    Even after the Hawks took the momentum in the second set by dominating and winning by a 13 point margin, Stony Brook was able to battle back to take the third set 25-21 to give them a 2-1 lead after winning the first set.

    The fourth set was back and forth with the Seawolves making their way back from a five point deficit to make it 24-23. But for the Wildcats’ Saeeta Nethersole put away the set to force a fifth with a clutch kill.

    The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday at 7pm to take on LIU on the road.

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